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Possible shots fired during attempted robbery in Las Vegas

Updated May 9, 2017 - 5:21 pm

A credit union security guard opened fire on a masked man Tuesday afternoon, Las Vegas police said.

Police responded about 11 a.m. to America First Credit Union, 6090 S. Durango Drive, near Russell Road.

The masked man was gone when officers arrived, but he may be seeking medical care in the area, said officer Michael Rodriguez, a Las Vegas police spokesman. Rodriguez said the man likely was shot twice by the security guard.

The prospective robber, described as a white man in his 30s, arrived at the bank in a dark-colored car. He was wearing a blue hoodie and had his face covered.

Credit union employees were alarmed by his appearance and mannerisms, Rodriguez said, so staff locked the inner front door so the man could not get through the vestibule.

The man may not have brandished a weapon, but Rodriguez said the guard believed he had a gun and planned to rob the business.

No one was injured in the credit union, and police are looking for the suspect.

“We’re considering this subject armed and dangerous,” Rodriguez said.

Review-Journal writer Wesley Juhl contributed to this report. Contact Lawren Linehan at llinehan@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0381. Follow @lawrenlinehan on Twitter.

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