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Pahrump man arrested after standoff

Posted at 6:11 AM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 09:15:57-04

A man is behind bars after a standoff on Thursday with sheriff's deputies in Pahrump.

69-year-old James Rourke was reportedly suicidal and fired several rounds at the ground in front of his garage during the standoff.

A negotiator was eventually able to convince the man to surrender.

He is now facing several charges, including illegal possession of a firearm.

No one was injured during the encounter.