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UPDATE: Identity of suspect in SWAT standoff released

Posted at 8:33 AM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 19:25:47-05
LATEST: Jean Joseph is the suspect booked in connection to this case.
He is currently facing charges of attempted murder with deadly weapon, assault with deadly weapon, kidnapping with deadly weapon, child abuse/neglect with deadly weapon and owning or possessing a gun by a prohibited person. 13 Action News will post updates as they become available.
11 A.M. UPDATE: The suspect has been taken into custody by the LVMPD SWAT team. No injuries were reported.

While Las Vegas police worked to handle the situation inside the home, a 12-year-old boy was alone in another house nearby. And his mother frantically tried to get past police to get home.

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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is at the scene of a barricade situation at an apartment complex on the 2800 block of Pebble Road.
Officials tell 13 Action News, a man called police around 6:30 a.m., claiming to have shot and killed somebody.
Officers also received several other calls around the same time, from people in the Loft 5 apartment complex, who said they heard gunshots.  Callers told police they had seen an adult male on a balcony, holding what appeared to be a rifle.
He is currently inside an apartment and believed to be armed.
LVMPD officers and SWAT are at the complex as the male is refusing to leave the apartment.
13 Action News has a crew on scene and will provide updates as the story develops.