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Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect in String of Downtown Robberies

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police need help identifying a man, who may be involved in a string of burglaries in the downtown Salt Lake City area.

Police said a man in his late 20s was caught on camera Saturday afternoon throwing a rock through the window of a South West Temple business. In the incident, which was caught on tape, the suspect stole an iPad connected to a cash register.

Police believe the suspect may be connected to a number of burglaries in the area in which similar robbery techniques were used.

Anyone with information is asked to call (801) 799-3000.

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Man Allegedly Threatens People with Knife

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A man is in custody after allegedly threatening two people with a knife.

According to the Salt Lake City police, when Jay Gibson refused to leave the victim's property, Gibson reportedly threatened the victim and his co-worker with a knife. Gibson allegedly yelled at the victims and banged on windows while holding the knife.

Police responded to the scene and took Gibson into custody. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

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Defendant Dies After Attack in Federal Courtroom

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The FBI says a defendant has died after a U.S. Marshal shot him during a courtroom attack in Salt Lake City on Monday.

In a federal courtroom packed with spectators, judge, and jury, 25-year-old defendant Siale Angilau went from listening to a witness testify against him to suddenly lunging for that witness.

A U.S. Marshal opened fire and Angilau was hit several times in the chest.

Angilau was an accused member of a violent Crips street gang known for robbery, assault, and gun crimes. He was one of 17 gang members being prosecuted in a major racketeering case.

The judge declared a mistrial after the shooting.

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Man Fatally Stabbed in Downtown Salt Lake

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A 33-year-old man was fatally stabbed in downtown Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reports that the victim was with a woman when two men approached. The suspects started to fight with the man and stabbed him multiple times. Both suspects fled on foot.

The victim died at the scene.

The woman was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call 801-799-3000.

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Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.1 Percent

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The state unemployment rate rose to 4.1 percent in March, but remained well below the national average.

According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services, more than 1.3 million Utahns were employed in nonagricultural jobs in March. That figure is actually an increase of nearly 36,000 over the February numbers.

The unemployment rate of 4.1 percent was up from 3.9 percent in February, but well below the national rate of 6.7 percent.

The state's unemployment rate hadn't climbed since July 2013.

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