This morning at Salt Lake City International Airport a 20 year old man went on an absolute rampage after mistakenly hearing that his flight was cancelled.
At 5 a.m., the man heard news that his flight had been cancelled. This information turned out to be false as there were no reports of cancelled flights at Salt Lake City Airport today.
The man became enraged and police were dispatched to talk with him. Before police could reach him, the man exited the Salt Lake Airport and carjacked a vehicle and took off on the highway.
Police said he then drove to an area near 900 West and 2100 South, where he intentionally crashed into a car before crashing into an SUV after making a U-turn.
Weisberg said the suspect exited the vehicle stolen from the airport and then attempted to carjack the the driver of the SUV. The woman behind the wheel fought back as the suspect allegedly tried to physically remove her from the driver seat, which he ultimately couldn’t do because the driver was wearing a seat belt.
With the assistance of our Airport Division, @UTHighwayPatrol, South SL Police, Summit Co. Sheriff, we are investigating an incident involving multiple carjackings. Media staging is at the Flying J rest stop near 900 West 2100 South. A PIO is on scene. #slc #slcpd #saltlakecity pic.twitter.com/47lqaab6PF
— Salt Lake City Police (@slcpd) November 4, 2022
Unable to carjack the SUV, he returned to stolen car #1 and drove off, crashing into a building where he carjacked another car.
After crashing carjacked car #2, he tried to stop several cars on the highway but was unsucessful so he resorted to throwing rocks at passing vehicles. He hit one vehicle and then tried to carjack that car. At this point, police caught up with him and took him into custody while attempting this carjacking.
Absolutely crazy AM for multiple LE agencies which begins with a car jacking at Salt Lake airport which then led to multiple additional carjackings & car crashes ending with a suspect being arrested in Summit County, an update on GDU pic.twitter.com/8i59l6lsmy
— scott mckane (@macfox13) November 4, 2022
The local news confirmed with the Salt Lake City International Airport that there were no cancelled flight today.
This was an obvious overreaction to news that his flight had been cancelled. It could also be related to the distance passengers have to travel to gate B to only find out his flight had been cancelled /s.
Me when I finally reach my car after landing at the new Salt Lake Airport pic.twitter.com/dR0xkoZap0
— Travis Lincoln Cox (@TravLCox) May 22, 2021