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Man hit, killed by vehicle on U.S. 95 while running away from Las Vegas police

Posted at 7:07 AM, Sep 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-13 17:37:02-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Las Vegas police are investigating a situation that involved a person with a knife early Monday morning.

Officials with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department say they were called to a business in the 7000 block of West Craig Road near U.S. 95 at about 4:30 a.m. where a man armed with a knife was reportedly attempting to start a fight with an employee.

The man in question then took off from the scene and officers. He eventually ended up jumping a wall and getting onto the highway before being struck and killed by a vehicle traveling southbound on U.S. 95 near Craig Road.

U.S 95 southbound was closed between Craig Road and Cheyenne Avenue for the on-scene investigation, according to the LVMPD.

The Clark County Coroner's office will release the man's identity after family has been notified.