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September 1, 2014

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Suspect in custody after allegedly shooting at police during standoff

Barricade situation ends peacefully

A man surrendered to police Wednesday night after spraying bullets from a Las Vegas apartment window for more than two hours.

Metro Police responded about 6 p.m. to the apartments at 400 E. Twain Ave. after reports that a man had broken through an apartment window and began throwing around items. Children and adults in the apartment escaped safely before police arrived, Officer Laura Meltzer said.

When police arrived, the man began shooting from the apartment’s window. His bullets sprayed randomly across the parking lot, pinning down a unit of officers and possibly striking a police vehicle, Meltzer said.

Police evacuated surrounding apartments while the man continued to fire. No injuries were reported as of Thursday morning, Meltzer said.

Metro SWAT attempted to make contact with the man through a bullhorn, but he refused to respond. Sporadic shots continued to echo as late as 8:30 p.m., Meltzer said.

After a series of loud bangs, the man eventually surrendered to police at 10:25 p.m.

It is unknown what the connection is between the man and the occupants of the apartment, Metlzer said. His identity has not been released.

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