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Suspect with gun held, ending lockdown at Las Vegas private school

Updated August 2, 2019 - 1:27 pm

A faith-based school was placed on lockdown for more than two hours on Friday as police investigated a report that a man flashed a gun nearby.

One person was taken into custody after police received a call at 10:25 a.m. from a resident who saw someone in a suspicious car “show a gun,” said Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Carla Alston.

Far West Academy, near Craig Road and Rancho Drive, was placed on lockdown as officers searched the area.

The area was cleared by 1 p.m., but Officer Larry Hatfield said the incident remained under investigation.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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