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Man surrenders in NLV standoff

Posted at 12:24 PM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 13:45:08-05

UPDATE: Neighbors tell Action News the standoff is over. The man surrendered peacefully after more than five hours.  

The  man inside the home was identified as Ricardo Martinez, according to a group of neighbors.

"Today, he tried to commit suicide because of family issues," said friend Jasmine Correa, "He is still an amazing person.

It appears Martinez chronicled every hour of the standoff on his Facebook account.  

In videos, he is seen with a gun in his hand and a razor in his mouth.

Friends said he was going through difficulties with family members and today was a call for help.

"It's pretty shocking, it was scary," said Correa.

She has known Martinez for over six years.

"I'm just happy that he's going to get help now and that he's going to be better, and that everything came out okay," said Correa.  

Several gallons of gasoline were poured inside the home, said police.  


North Las Vegas police reported officers were involved in a standoff situation Wednesday.

The incident started around 10:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of St. George Street, near Carey Avenue and Civic Center Drive. Police were initially sent out for a disturbance call.

Police said the man is believed to be suicidal and there are no hostages inside the home.

Police said a man inside the residence refuses to come out.

SWAT responded to the standoff around 12:30 p.m.