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Las Vegas burglary suspect surrenders after barricade situation

A barricade situation in the northwest valley ended after three hours Saturday when a burglary suspect surrendered to Las Vegas police.

Police were called to a burglary in the 3000 block of Breton Drive, near Cheyenne Avenue and Jones Boulevard, about 2 p.m. after the homeowners saw someone taking items out of the home, police said.

The suspect ran back inside when confronted by the owners, police said. The owners then called police.

A SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called to the scene. Nearby houses were evacuated during the barricade.

Officers surrounded the home but the suspect refused to surrender until about 5 p.m., police said.

It was unclear whether the suspect was armed. The person’s age and gender were not immediately available.

Contact Cassandra Taloma at ctaloma@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381.

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