LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – A stretch of a busy Las Vegas street was closed and three nearby schools were placed on lockdown as officers negotiated with an armed man who may have fired a shot on a Regional Transportation Commission bus Wednesday, authorities said.

The incident was reported on the vehicle at an RTC bus stop in front of the McDonald’s restaurant on the 800 block of North Nellis Blvd. just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Las Vegas Metro police Officer Aden Ocampo-Gomez said.

No one was hurt and reports the man may have fired a shot on the bus were not confirmed.

Officers closed a stretch of Nellis from Bonanza Road to Harris Street as well as surrounding business while they dealt with the suspect. Travelers were warned to avoid the area.

The campuses of Eldorado High School, Robison Middle School and Stanford Elementary School were placed on lockdown and all children and staff were confined to their rooms as a precaution.

LVMPD tweeted the suspect was taken into custody without incident around 3:45 p.m. and roads were reopened.

Students were allowed to leave their respective campuses following the arrest.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s