A College of Utah capturing suspect has been discovered useless after allegedly capturing a feminine pupil on campus simply earlier than 10 p.m. Monday, KUTV reported.
Police tracked down the person, recognized as Melvin Rowland. The scholar has not been recognized.
Police adopted Rowland right into a church after he was noticed close to 600 South 200 East in Salt Lake Metropolis at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, College of Utah Police Lt. Brian Wahlin informed KUTV.
Wahlin mentioned Rowland’s physique was discovered within the church.
The College of Utah additionally tweeted that Rowland had been positioned and was “not a menace.”
The college briefly imposed a lockdown shortly earlier than 10 p.m., after the physique of the feminine pupil was present in a automobile close to the medical towers.
Police described the suspect as 37 years previous, roughly 6 foot, three inches tall and about 250 kilos. He was final seen carrying a grey beanie, black pants, white sneakers and a white hoodie.
Utah Police Lt. Brian Wahlin mentioned the person they had been trying to find and the scholar had “a earlier relationship.”
Final month, an ex-convict pleaded responsible to killing a College of Utah pupil from China utilizing a gun stolen after one other slaying. Austin Boutain, 24, was sentenced to life in jail with out the potential for parole.
He and his spouse had been charged with hatching a carjacking plot that led to the October 2017 loss of life of Chenwei Guo, whose mother and father dwell in Beijing and had been devastated over the loss of life of their solely son at age 23.
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