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UPDATE: Suspect found dead after MountainView standoff identified

Posted at 8:17 AM, Jan 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 11:38:29-05

JAN. 3 UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner identified the man found dead after the standoff at MountainView Hospital as 28-year-old Brandon Blake Hancock from West Valley City, Utah.

The cause of death was suicide by hanging.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A barricade situation at MountainView Hospital has ended with the man killing himself, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police watch commander.

The incident began at around 1:02 a.m. Sunday after a call of an armed individual on the first floor of the hospital.  Responding officers immediately evacuated the floor and isolated the suspect.

SWAT and crisis negotiators had responded to the scene, attempting to talk the subject out.

The hospital was on lockdown until just after 8 a.m.

No one else was injured during the incident.

MountainView Hospital is located at 3100 N. Tenaya Way near Cheyenne Avenue.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.