UPDATE: Barricade suspect taken into custody; all lanes on Cheyenne reopen

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NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas Police say a man is in custody after an overnight barricade situation ended peacefully on Monday.

Around 1 a.m., officers responded to an apartment complex located at 3260 Fountain Falls, near Cheyenne Avenue and Simmons Street, for a possible kidnapping.

During the investigation, the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), detectives and SWAT were called out to the scene. Officials evacuated residents of the complex and closed surrounding roadways as a precaution. 

The barricaded subject, identified by police as 22-year-old Keonte Carter of Las Vegas, exited the apartment with the victim and surrendered peacefully.

Carter was arrested on felony charges including kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic battery. 

Cheyenne was closed between Allen and Simmons, but has since reopened.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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