LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Police were able to take an armed man into custody Tuesday night near a busy shopping center in the east valley.

It started shortly before 8 p.m. at the 3000 block of East Tropicana Avenue near McLeod Drive when police received reports of a male armed with a gun and seen threatening people.

The area where the barricade took place houses several retail shopping businesses and restaurants which were closed due to the incident.

3000 East block of Tropicana Avenue where police investigate armed man standoff (KLAS)

For a period of time, Tropicana Avenue in both directions was closed to traffic, along with McLeod Drive as police worked to end the standoff.