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Breaking news for August 11, 2017

Posted at 5:29 AM, Aug 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-12 00:42:34-04

This is a roundup of all the breaking news in the Las Vegas valley for August 11, 2017.

9:30 P.M.

Las Vegas police identified 27-year-old Willie Jackson as a suspect in the August 10th stabbing of a woman in the 1500 block of East Karen Avenue. On August 11, 2017 detectives with the LVMPD Technical and Surveillance Section, Sexual Assault Section, and the Criminal Apprehension Team located Jackson and took him into custody. Willie Jackson is currently in the process of being booked into the Clark County Detention Center for one count of attempted murder with a deadly weapon.

7 P.M.

Firefighters were forced to leave an apartment fire Friday afternoon after being informed of a possibly armed man in the unit located near Bermuda Road and Richmar Avenue. Las Vegas police were evenutally able to take the barricaded suspect into custody. READ MORE.

4 P.M.

Mohave County Sheriff's Waterways deputies are investigating the death of a California man Thursday at Lake Havasu as a possible drowning. READ MORE.

12:20 P.M.

The Grant Sawyer government building, located at 555 E. Washington Avenue, near Las Vegas Boulevard, was evacuated after police received a call of a "non-specific threat" around 11:08 a.m. Las Vegas police said a third party overheard a conversation that they believed was a threat. Police responded to the scene and made sure the building was secure. Management at Grant Sawyer chose to evacuate as a precaution. The building was cleared around 12:20 p.m.

8:30 A.M.

The barricade situation on Waterdragon Avenue is over. The suspect was not in the house. Police are leaving the scene.

6 A.M.

Firefighters work to put out a vehicle fire on the side of the U.S. 95 near Rainbow.

5:30 A.M.

A barricade situation is underway in the 6300 block of Waterdragon Ave. near Mt. Hood and Washington Avenue. Police say it started as a domestic violence call. Police are telling people in the neighborhood to stay in their homes. The situation began several hours ago.



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