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Woman Threatened To Kill Son; Standoff Ends

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas woman arrested over the weekend after a four-hour standoff at a motel allegedly had threatened to kill herself and her 1-year-old son.

Police say they saw 35-year-old Kimberly Kardell holding her toddler along with a knife when they responded to a call shortly after 7 a.m. on Saturday at the Budget Suites on North Rancho Drive.

Negotiators talked with her by phone before officers knocked down the door and apprehended her.

She’s been booked on suspicion of several charges including assault with a deadly weapon, child abuse with a deadly weapon, resisting a police officer and first-degree kidnapping.

Police said Kardell’s son has been placed with Child Protective Services. An investigation continues.



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