A man is in custody after he had apparently barricaded himself midday Monday inside a high-rise apartment just east of the Strip, Las Vegas police said.
Just after 11:10 a.m., the Metropolitan Police Department was notified of a man, possibly armed, arguing with a woman on the 200 block of Karen Avenue, near Paradise Road and Sahara Avenue, according to the department.
The pair were seen entering a residence in the area shortly before officers arrived. The woman exited the unit uninjured at 1:25 p.m., but the man remained inside, police said.
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He was later taken into custody, Metro spokesman Larry Hadfield later told reporters at the scene.
“We believed at first that we may have had a hostage situation,” Hadfield said. “However, it then was downgraded into a barricaded person situation when we did get that female into our custody.”
Police had initially received information that a gunshot was heard, but officers were still investigating what happened, Hadfield said.
Adjacent units were evacuated and roads in the area were closed until the man was taken into custody.