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Residents return home after Las Vegas police evacuate apartments

Updated October 19, 2019 - 12:08 pm

Las Vegas police evacuated some residents Saturday morning at an apartment complex on Yerba Lane after receiving reports of a man in a nearby apartment who threatened someone with a gun.

The call came in at 6:24 a.m. at the 6200 block of Yerba Lane, near West Lake Mead Boulevard, in northwest Las Vegas.

Police received reports of a man who threatened another man while armed with a firearm, Lt. Jeff Clark said.

“We are still in the preliminary stages and out of an abundance of caution, we are containing the apartment and evacuating nearby residents,” Clark said in a text message around 8:45 a.m. He didn’t know how many residents were evacuated.

Police entered the apartment and the suspect was not inside, Clark said. Residents were allowed back inside their apartments around 9 a.m.

Contact Julie Wootton-Greener at jgreener@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2921.

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