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Man who barricaded himself surrenders, is taken into custody

Updated Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | 12:53 a.m.

A man who barricaded himself in a house in east Las Vegas surrendered to authorities after an hours-long standoff Tuesday night, according to Metro Police.

The man who earlier was not responding to a SWAT team and crisis negotiators exited the home at 5156 Ladera Circle, near Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road, and was taken into custody, Metro Lt. David Gordon said.

Neighbors had reported shots being fired from within the house, and police evacuated nearby residents, Metro Officer Mark Reddon said. Those residents were allowed to return to their homes about 11 p.m., according to Metro scanner communications.

Metro received a call at 7:50 p.m. from the parents of the man; they said their son had a history of using drugs and was behaving erratically. They left the home and asked Metro to conduct a welfare check. They said their son could be armed. ​

Police then received a call from a neighbor reporting ​the sound of gunfire coming from the house.

When officers arrived, Reddon said, they heard shots fired within. Reddon said they have attempted to make contact with the man, who has not responded.

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