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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas have identified a 28-year-old Utah man who hanged himself early New Year’s morning after barricading himself in a hospital restroom.

The Clark County coroner’s office said Tuesday the death early Sunday of Brandon Blake Hancock of West Valley City, Utah, was ruled a suicide.

MountainView Hospital in northwest Las Vegas was locked down after officials said they believed Hancock had a weapon with him in the restroom.

Las Vegas police said Hancock didn’t threaten staff or patients, but portions of the hospital were evacuated and some nearby roads were closed as a precaution.

Hancock was found dead several hours later.


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