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REPORT: Marine veteran in Vegas standoff says he experiences 'blackouts'

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Posted at 5:35 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 21:40:07-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Marine veteran who was arrested after an hours-long standoff in west Las Vegas last week says he does not remember making social media posts during the incident and that he sometimes experiences blackouts.

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According to a newly-released police report, Guy Nguyen told police he is on prescription medications for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury and sometimes they cause him to black out.

He says he also sees a Veterans Affairs counselor once a month.

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Nguyen was arrested on July 24 after posting videos on Facebook and Instagram warning his neighbors that he was a threat. He was arrested more than six hours after the barricade began.

In an interview with police, he said he remembered picking up his phone but was not sure what he wrote, if anything.

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He says he never told his doctor about the blackouts because the medications were helping with his symptoms.

Nguyen was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and is facing a charge of making a false terroristic threat.