Southwest Las Vegas standoff suspect faces deadly weapon charge

Updated August 1, 2017 - 10:41 am

A man arrested in a southwest valley barricade situation is accused of battery with a deadly weapon charge, Las Vegas police records show.

Metropolitan Police Department documents say Roberto Escobar Lopez, 24, barricaded himself Monday afternoon in a vacant residence near Blue Diamond Road and Inspiration Drive. He was jailed Monday in Clark County Detention Center on suspicion of battery.

The situation was reported about 12:40 p.m. and lasted about four hours, Metro spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said. It resulted from an incident earlier in the day in which Lopez allegedly hit a woman with what appeared to be a metal bar, police said. The man ran from that scene to the vacant home.

Streets in the area were shut down during the standoff, Metro spokesman Larry Hadfield said.

It did not appear the woman was hospitalized, Meltzer said.

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