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.
#TrafficAlert Police activity on US95 southbound at Craig Road. All southbound traffic is being diverted off at Craig Road. Expect delays and avoid the area. #DriveSafeNV #LivesAreOnTheLine #NHPSoComm
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The Clark County Coroner's office will release the man's identity after family has been notified.