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.
#FASTALERT From 5:24 AM, Jul 26 2022— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) July 26, 2022
Police activity on 215 Western Beltway At Sunset Rd
215 Western Beltway closed in both directions at Sunset
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.
#TrafficAlert Road closure on IR215 SB is being diverted off at W. Russell RD. due to police activity at W. Sunset RD. Avoid the area if possible and take an alternative route. #DriveSafe #NevadaStatePolice— Nevada State Police Highway Patrol Southern Comm (@NVStatePolice_S) July 26, 2022
NSP also advises drivers to avoid the area, if possible, and use alternative routes.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.