Police take woman into custody after barricade in UMC parking lot

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A woman was taken into custody following a more than two-hour standoff with police in the parking lot of University Medical Center Friday morning.

According to police, the incident started around 5:30 a.m. when the woman committed a battery against a man and the two went to UMC so the man could get treatment for his injuries which were considered non life-threatening. The man called police for help when he arrived at the hospital.

The woman, who remained in the car, refused to get out. Police said she was armed with a weapon.

SWAT negotiators were called to the scene.

The barricade caused the ER section of the hospital to not be accessible to the public. However, the trauma room remained open.

“UMC’s Public Safety officers were fully prepared for the situation and responded rapidly to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and employees.”

Danita Cohen, UMC

Nearby roads were also blocked to traffic during the incident.

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