Las Vegas cop facing child sex charges has been arrested after the confrontation, police say

Las Vegas Metro police Officer Bret Theil was on Wednesday indicted on charges of sexual assault and kidnapping of minors, authorities said.

(North Las Vegas Police Department)

A Las Vegas police officer-who allegedly was assigned to guard the door to gunman Stephen Paddock’s hotel room during the Oct. 1 massacre — barricaded himself in his home Wednesday evening, in which a hourslong confrontation with the police and a police SWAT unit.

Officer Bret Theil, 38, of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, was recently indicted on more than two dozen kidnapping and sexual assault charges involving a child, authorities said. The alleged offences occurred between August 2005 and January 2007, the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Following Theil ‘ s arrest, a police spokesman confirmed the officer to be relieved of duty without pay.

Authorities responded to the reports, around 7:30 pm Wednesday of a suicidal man barricading himself in his house in the neighborhood of Corn Creek – a desert area about 30 minutes north of the metro Las Vegas.

Veteran @LVMPD officer Bret Theil was indicted Wednesday on more than 2dozen kidnapping and sexual violence against which a child

Las Vegas RJ (@reviewjournal) February 9, 2018

The conflict ended around 5:30 a.m. Thursday, police said. Theil was taken into custody and booked into the Las Vegas Detention Center, the Review-Journal reported, quoting police information.

According to the Review-Journal, Theil faces a lot of costs involving kidnapping, lewdness, sexual violence and child abuse, neglect, or threat – that the involved minors. His bail is set at $1 million.

Theil is a Las Vegas Metro officer since August 1998, Metro Officer Adan Ocampo-Gomez told the Las Vegas Sun.

North Las Vegas police said they would not give more details because the investigation is ongoing.

Theil ‘ s role in the Oct. 1 the response of the police was reported by that took out a Las Vegas to the police.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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