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Police pursuit shuts down I-15 for nearly 3 hours

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Updated: 8/05/2013 6:19 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- Police say I-15 Southbound near Sahara was shut down for about three hours following a police pursuit of a rifle-toting motorist.

Metro says it received calls about a man pointing a rifle at people from his pickup truck. Then police say he showed up at a KFC on Lake Mead, so employees thought they might be possibly robbed.

Soon Metro's air unit found someone fitting that description at Rancho and 95. Police say the man got out of the car, holding the rifle, and when they tried to block him in, he got away by driving across lawns.

That's when they decided to use spike strips; but he kept going until was riding on his rims.

Finally, the man lost control and slammed into a median at I-15 and Sahara where he barricaded himself and eventually surrendered.

The interstate's southbound lanes were shut down for about three hours as police investigated the the crash site. Traffic was diverted off I-15 and cars could re-enter at the Sahara entrance.


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