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Las Vegas police shoot suicidal man; condition unknown

February 7, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say an officer responding to a report of a possible suicide attempt shot a man who pointed a handgun at the officer at a home on the edge of Summerlin.

Police say a caller from the residence on Lingo Street north of West Cheyenne reported at 2 p.m. Tuesday a possibly intoxicated man was threatening to harm himself with a gun or knife.

Officers were talking to family members outside the home when the man came out the front door, pulled a handgun from his bathrobe and pointed it at police.

An officer fired multiply rounds and hit the suspect who retreated toward the house before he collapsed.

He was taken to a local hospital where his condition is unknown. No one else was hurt.

An investigation into the officer-involved shooting is under way.

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