Man arrested after carjacking attempt in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY – A 29-year-old man was arrested on Saturday after police say he tried to steal another man’s car in Salt Lake City at knifepoint before making threatening gestures at officers .

According to the probable cause statement, the man saw an individual sitting in a car at 1361 S. State Street, opened the victim’s passenger side door, threatened the person with a knife and attempted to take the car .

He was then seen walking away from the scene with a knife in his hand.

Court Papers State agents repeatedly ordered the man to stop, drop the knife and get to the ground, but he did not comply.

Robert Sterry of the Salt Lake City Police Department wrote in the probable cause statement that the man “made sharp gestures toward officers” before taking off west across State Street.

Officers caught up to the man and told him to drop the knife again, but he did not comply.

The man was eventually taken into custody, police say, after he was struck by less-lethal beanbags.

Court documents say the man was “found to be a restrained person and was using a folding knife to threaten another person with grievous bodily harm and death”. He was also in possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

Zachery Chance Jensen was taken to Salt Lake County Jail to be investigated on multiple counts, including aggravated robbery, failure to stop at command of law enforcement, interfering with an officer’s arrest , aggravated assault and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, among others.

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