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Man falls to death after standoff atop Las Vegas apartment building

Updated September 14, 2017 - 6:51 pm

Las Vegas police negotiated with a man on an apartment building roof for several hours Thursday before he fell from the central-valley building.

He died from the fall, police said.

It wasn’t immediately clear when the man fell, but Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Nate Chio said the man was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

A call of a potential jumper near Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway came in at 9:43 a.m., Metro spokesman Jay Rivera said. Police negotiated with the man for several hours, he said, and at one point gave the man water.

Rivera said police were going to wait him out, adding Metro had hoped the sun would wear him out and he would come down safely.

Flamingo was temporarily closed between Cambridge Street and Maryland. It has since reopened.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter. Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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