Shoplifting incident turns into barricade situation

LAS VEGAS -- A man is under arrest after a shoplifting incident turned into a barricade situation at a dentist office.

According to Metro Police, at around noon Tuesday, security at a Walmart store near Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue noticed the suspect trying to steal some items from the store. When the guards confronted him in the parking lot, police say the suspect took out a pocket knife and threatened the guards.

Security guards followed the man, while they called police. The suspect then ran into a nearby dentist office and into the office bathroom, police said. He refused to come out.

Metro Police responded with SWAT, K9 officers and negotiators.

Police say the man surrendered to officers at around 1:45 p.m. No one was hurt.


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