An escaped inmate threatening to jump from the Golden Nugget’s parking garage kept Metro negotiators busy for over four hours Friday afternoon.
The woman got away from North Las Vegas Justice Court bailiffs who were moving her to Clark County Detention Center, Metro officer Jesse Roybal said.
It wasn’t immediately clear how she was able to get loose, but she ran up the stairs into the garage and threatened to jump, police said.
The woman was shackled at the waist and wore only a bra and pants. Roybal said he wasn’t sure why she wasn’t wearing a shirt.
Police and rescue crews were called shortly before 2 p.m. to 129 Fremont St., Roybal said. She was taken into custody by SWAT officers about 6:10 p.m.
Her identity was not available Friday night.
A K-9 dog bit her and she was taken to University Medical Center, police said. Police didn’t provide further details about her condition.
Traffic was diverted at Bridger Avenue and First Street, near the entrance to the Golden Nugget.
Review-Journal photographer Brett LeBlanc contributed to this story.