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Barricaded Suspect on Meth, Tried to Rape Victim

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LAS VEGAS - New details have been released about the home invasion and standoff in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley Thursday.

Metro Police have charged the suspect, 33-year-old Sean Paul Cordeiro with home invasion, burglary, robbery, four counts of kidnapping and attempted sexual assault.

According to the arrest report released Friday, Cordeiro broke down the victim's door at around 5 a.m. A woman and her three children were home alone, because her husband had just left the house to go to work. He told the victim he had a gun and told her he just needed a place to get away from the police.

Cordeiro gathered the kids and the woman in the master bedroom, police said. He told them he would shoot them, if they left the room.

He then took the woman downstairs to get car keys, valuables and her cell phone.

At that point, the victim say Cordeiro tried to rape her, telling her he would "have some fun with you before the cops get me." However, police arrived in time to prevent the assault.

The victim says Cordeiro was distracted by the police and she was able to get back upstairs with her children. She locked herself in the master bedroom with her three children. She contacted police on her cell phone and was able to kick out the screen of an upstairs window. SWAT members helped get her and her children out.

After three hours, police got into the house and found the suspect barricaded in the home's laundry room. He told police that he searched the house for a gun hoping to get police to shoot him. He said he would rather die then go back to prison.

While booking him, police say he made several statements, including that he knew police were looking for him in connection with other crimes. He also admitted he was high on methamphetamine and an ex-felon who had finished a 12 year prison sentence for robbery a year ago.

Police found vulgar graffiti in the victim's home directed at police and graffiti that indicated Cordeiro might be an Aryan Warrior. Detectives also believe he took some of the victim's food and a pair of shoes.

Police found a stolen car about block away from where the incident happened. Officers believe Cordeiro stole the car, left it at a nearby house, noticed the victim's husband leaving and thought the house was empty. They also think he was paranoid and thought police were following him, which they were not.

Although, police think he might be a suspect in a similar home invasion and attempted rape.


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