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Man Shot By Cops Has Died

(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–A man shot by Metro police in an unusual standoff  Tuesday has died.

Police say they answered a call at a home on Crystal Rock Circle about an intruder  who was watching television in his underwear. The man also was armed with a hammer and a knife.

Police say the man had been reported missing earlier Tuesday and was spotted in the neighborhood near Pebble and Las Vegas Boulevard South later.

Police say a standoff ensued at the home and after two and a half hours, during which police say they attempted to use a taser on the man, he allegedly lunged at them with the knife and was shot.

The name of the victim has not been released pending identification by the coroner’s office. Police have not released details on the number of officers who fired or how many rounds of ammunition were discharged.

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