Six Latter-day Saint missionaries held at gunpoint in West Valley City (5 p.m.)

Six Latter-day Saint missionaries held at gunpoint in West Valley City (5 p.m.)


STUDENT. FAMILY SAYS 23-YEAR-OLD MACEKNZIE LUECK LANDED AT SALT LAKE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EARLY MONDAY MORNING AND CALLED A LYFT, BUT HASN’T BEEN HOME, OR AT WORK SINCE. SHE EVEN MISSED A MIDTERM. IF YOU HAVE SEEN HER OR KNOW WHERE SHE MIGHT BE, PLEASE CALL POLICE. [A12]west valley wipe-wipe GLEN SIX MISSIONARIES FOR THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS … ARE SAFE TONIGHT AFTER BEING HELD AT GUNPOINT LAST NIGHT. POLICE SAY 45-YEAR-OLD PAUL MARQUEZ WAS INTOXICATED WHEN HE INVITED THEM INTO HIS HOME AT WINSOR MOBILE ESTATES. ABC 4’S ROSIE NGUYEN EXPLAINS HOW THE MISSIONARIES GOT OUT OF THE SCARY SITUATION. :00-:16 :33-:44 1:09-1:23 Rosie INTRO: WE TALKED TO A MAN WHO SAYS HIS BROTHER OWNS THIS MOBILE HOME WHERE PAUL MARQUEZ LIVES AND WHERE THE INCIDENT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT. HE DIDN’T WANT TO GO ON-CAMERA BUT TELLS US MARQUEZ HAS A TROUBLED PAST AND HE DIDN’T FEEL SAFE KNOWING HIS BROTHER WAS LIVING WITH MARQUEZ. IT MAY BE A CASE OF GOOD INSTINCT … TWO MISSIONARIES WITH THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS ASKED FOUR OF THEIR FELLOW MISSIONARIES TO ACCOMPANY THEM TO AN APPOINTMENT WITH 45-YEAR-OLD PAUL MARQUEZ. THEY SAY HE WAS INTOXICATED WHEN HE INVITED THEM IN … Lt. M.T. Johnson / West Valley City Police Department: “The gentleman became very erratic, produced a firearm, and pointed the firearm at the missionaries and threatened them and held them there. My understanding is he held them there for an hour.” THE MISSIONARIES SAYS THEY WERE ABLE TO TALK THEIR WAY OUT AND CONVINCE MARQUEZ TO LET THEM LEAVE. THAT’S WHEN THEY CALLED POLICE. Lt. M.T. Johnson / West Valley City Police Department: “In my opinion, they were able to get out. They handled it very, very well whether it was because of this person remaining somewhat calm.” JOHNSON SAYS MARQUEZ IS LEGALLY RESTRICTED FROM HAVING A GUN. POLICE FOUND TWO ADDITIONAL GUNS AFTER SEARCHING HIS HOME. Rosie TAG: MARQUEZ IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD AT THE SALT LAKE COUNTY JAIL AND FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING SIX COUNTS OF KIDNAPPING AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. REPORTING IN WEST VALLEY CITY, ROSIE NGUYEN, ABC 4 NEWS. GLEN A SPOKEPERSON WITH THE CHURCH SAYS … THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE MISSIONARIES TO PROVIDE ANY NEEDED SUPPORT … AND COUNSELING AS THEY RECOVER FROM THIS INCIDENT. GLEN ADDITIONAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST A MAN

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