LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman has been arrested after leading police on a chase on the Las Vegas beltway that ended in a standoff with SWAT officers that shut down the highway.
Las Vegas police report that they responded to a call about a stolen truck Thursday night and located the vehicle on the 215. When officers went to retrieve the vehicle, a woman jumped in and took off.
Nevada Highway Patrol says they had to use spike strips twice before the truck came to a stop. At that time, the woman refused to exit the vehicle.
North Las Vegas SWAT had to be called for a brief standoff. The woman was eventually taken into custody and will be charged with possessing a stolen vehicle and for leading officers on the pursuit.