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Las Vegas breaking news for March 12, 2018

Posted at 5:47 AM, Mar 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-12 20:02:47-04

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for March 12, 2018.

4 P.M.

The man with a gun near Torrey Pines and West La Palma Parkway has been taken into custody. He was arrested around 3:50 p.m. The school lockdown has been lifted. 

2:45 P.M.

A man with a gun on an apartment balcony is threatening to "shoot to kill" near West La Palma Parkway and Torrey Pines Drive (between West Tropicana and Hacienda avenues). Police have told a nearby daycare to keep children indoors until the situation is brought under control. Marion Early Elementary School has also been placed on lockdown. 

6:41 A.M.

According to police, a man confronted a woman who was standing next to his car in the parking lot of Cheetahs. The man pulled out a handgun and fired a warning shot to the ground. READ MORE

6:02 A.M.

Fire crews responded to a home with flames near Jones Boulevard and the U.S. 95 that appears to have started in a chicken coop. READ MORE

2:42 A.M.

Las Vegas police are reporting that nine prisoners were traveling on a private transport van when they and Nevada Highway Patrol had to respond to the area of Blue Diamond Road and Buffalo Drive.

Three prisoners reportedly became combative, threatened to assault the guards, and began trying to flip the van over by rocking it.


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