Strange standoff near Las Vegas Boulevard ends in shooting
Las Vegas police and SWAT were called to an odd standoff Tuesday evening. The standoff resulted in an officer-involved shooting.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police and SWAT were called to an odd standoff Tuesday evening.
The standoff resulted in an officer-involved shooting.
The situation began around 5 p.m. on the 9000 block of Crystal Rock Drive, near South Las Vegas Boulevard and Pebble Road.
Police said a homeowner came home and found a stranger, watching television in his underwear.
The homeowner left the house and called 911.
When officers arrived, the suspect, a 35-year-old male, refused to come out of the house and armed himself with a butcher knife.
"He's not really answering questions. He appeared to be disoriented, either from narcotics or some type of mental health issue," said Lt. Mark Reddon.
After several hours, SWAT made entry and a shooting occurred after police said the man attacked officers with the knife.
The man was taken to UMC in stable condition.
Action News will post more information as it becomes available.