Local News


UPDATE: Neighbor upset after SWAT damages home during standoff

Posted at 12:48 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 22:26:05-05

UPDATE ON MARCH 9: The man who was taken into custody has been identified as James Spirig.

A neighbor who lives in the neighborhood is upset because SWAT damaged the garage door on her home during the standoff with Spirig.

They needed to get inside of the garage during the incident, which is not uncommon during such situations.

The neighbor says she understands, especially since there was a child in the house, but is still upset.

There is a fund to pay for damages in cases like this. However, it requires quite a bit of paperwork and takes time. And there is no guarantee that the person who suffered the damage will be reimbursed.


UPDATE AT 3:27 P.M.: The man with the machete has been taken into custody without injury. The 12-year-old daughter is safe.

UPDATE AT 1:40 P.M.: Police say the wife came out of the building safely, but her 12-year-old daughter is still inside. The man with the machete is threatening suicide.

UPDATE AT 1:11 P.M.: Las Vegas police still warning people to avoid the area.

POSTED AT 12:45 PM: Las Vegas police are on the scene of a domestic violence incident involving a man with a machete.

The incident is happening in the 7000 block of Clearwater Avenue near Flamingo Road and Rainbow Boulevard.

Flamingo Road is closed between Rainbow and Tenaya Way.

13 Action News has a crew on the way and will update when more information is available.