Traffic backed up on western beltway of I-215 near Sunset after police called for 'suicidal subject'

Nevada State Police
Posted at 6:44 AM, Jul 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-26 12:31:12-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On Tuesday morning, police activity was reported on the western beltway of Interstate 215, near Sunset Road.

Traffic was blocked in both directions as of 5:24 a.m., and drivers were being diverted off the beltway at Russell Road.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officials confirmed the shutdown was due to a "suicidal" man on Sunset Road, over the 215 beltway. SWAT and crisis negotiators were called to the scene.

As of 9:03 a.m., the man was "taken into custody without further incident," officials said.

Road closures in the area were expected to be lifted by 10 a.m., according to police.

The western beltway has been blocked in both directions, so traffic is being diverted off at West Russell Road by Nevada State Highway Police.

NSP also advises drivers to avoid the area, if possible, and use alternative routes.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.