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UPDATE: Standoff ends with sword-wielding suspect in custody

Posted at 5:55 AM, Jan 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-09 20:41:34-05

A man armed with a samurai sword barricaded himself inside a home near Serene Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

The incident began just after midnight Monday when a man called police saying his adult son was wielding a sword and acting erratically.

The man's father, mother and daughter were able to escape the home, but a 98-year-old woman is still trapped inside.

Police say they used caution because the man came toward officers with the sword.

The standoff ended around 8:30 a.m. The suspect was taken into custody and the 98-year-old woman was unharmed.