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Suicidal Man at Nellis AFB in Custody

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LAS VEGAS -- The SWAT situation at Nellis Air Force Base involving a man threatening to kill himself is over, according to Metro Police.

The man, described by police as a 50-year-old white man, was taken into custody without incident at about 3 p.m., police said.

The incident forced the closure of several streets in the area, including North Las Vegas Boulevard.

According to police, the man was in the parking lot of the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Medical Center on the base and had threatened to hurt himself.

The hospital was locked down for several hours. People were asked to avoid the medical center and medical emergencies had to be diverted.

Police tell 8 News NOW that the man, who is a Air Force veteran, called his pastor at around 9 a.m. Thursday, who then called police.

He is now in the hospital receiving treatment.

 

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