LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A barricade situation forced some in the northwest valley out of their homes for hours.
Metro Police received a call around 5:30 Saturday afternoon from a woman who said her husband was armed and threatening to harm himself.
Metro Police and the SWAT team then responded to the Spring Mountain Ranch community. The man, who lives on Meisenheimer Avenue, was armed with a rifle and handgun.
At no point did the man threaten his wife, but he did refuse to leave the home.
Several residents that live in the neighborhood were unable to get to their houses due to the roads being blocked off. One man said he stopped to get gas, and when he came back, he was not allowed back in.
“Originally when it happened, I was like, is it a bomb, or is it involving someone that’s very dangerous,” said resident Jamal Ogelsby. “I actually had my garage open too. Right before I left so that’s even more scary to think that someone could have run up in the house.”
Around 9 p.m., the man voluntarily gave up and surrendered his weapons.
We are told that the wife is ok, but her husband is now in custody and will soon be receiving mental aid.