The main entrance to the Clark County Detention Center was temporarily closed Wednesday afternoon following the arrest of a masked man who was armed with a knife.
A Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter was entering the jail about 2 p.m. when the man, who was wearing a skeleton mask, pulled out a knife with a small blade. The man held the knife to his stomach and paced for a short time before officers used a stun gun to take him to custody.
Officers cleared visitors out of the main lobby on South Casino Center Boulevard. No one was injured during the incident.
As of 3 p.m., officers with the Metropolitan Police Department issued a Legal 2000 on the man, Metro spokesman Michael Rodriguez said. People are placed on a Legal 2000 hold when they are considered to be a possible danger to themselves or others, and can be held for up to 72 hours.
Review-Journal reporter Rio Lacanlale contributed to this report. Contact Carri Geer Thevenot at email@example.com or 702-383-0361. Follow @CarriGeer on Twitter.