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Las Vegas breaking news for May 1, 2019

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Posted at 5:24 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 17:59:27-04

The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

1:50 A.M.
School police are investigating a possible threat at Centennial High School in the northwest part of the valley. Authorities say a tip came through Safe Voice regarding a rumor of a shooting at dismissal time.

Police say they are responding appropriately and investigating. There is a large police presence at the school.

9 A.M.
Police say an elderly man was found dead floating in a pool near Fort Apache and Sahara Avenue just before 7:10 a.m. The coroner will determine the cause of death. Police say there is no evidence of foul play at this time.

8:55 A.M.
Police say a motorcycle rider was transported to UMC Trauma after a crash with another vehicle near Desert Inn Road and Oneida Way (near Maryland Parkway). The crash happened shortly before 7:50 a.m. The condition of the rider is unknown at this time.

UPDATE 8:06 A.M.: School police say several reports have been made to Safe Voice regarding threats to to Del Sol Academy, however nothing substantiated at this time. There is an increased police presence on campus.

UPDATE 7:20 A.M.:
There is a police presence at Del Sol Academy but still no word from authorities on potential threats at the school. 13 Action News has a crew at the scene and will share more information as it becomes available.

6:10 A.M.
School police are investigating possible threats at Del Sol Academy. No word if the threats are considered credible by authorities. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

6:00 A.M.
Las Vegas police are asking for help locating a man they say may be in severe emotional distress and in need of medical assistance.

Robert Robins was last seen on April 20 around 1 p.m. near the 2600 block of Alycialynn (near Sahara Avenue between Lamb Blvd/Nellis). Anyone with information regarding Robins and his whereabouts is asked to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at (702) 828-3111 or the Missing Persons Detail during business hours at (702) 828-2907.

UPDATE MAY 6: Police say that Robert Robins has been located and is home with family.

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Police arrested a man who they say tried setting his apartment on fire and claimed he had a loaded gun. This happened near Durango Drive and Flamingo Road around 8:35 p.m. The man's ex-girlfriend is the one who called 911, according to police.

Officers evacuated some surrounding apartments while they went inside the subject's apartment. He was not in there when police arrived but they did find evidence he tried to light a fire on the floor of the bedroom.


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