Man in custody after barricading himself in an armored truck near the Hoover Dam, allegedly with notes for ‘Mr. President’

A man, possibly armed, barricaded themselves in an armored vehicle somewhere in the neighborhood of the Hoover Dam and U.S. Highway 93 to the south, reports say.


A man is taken into custody by The Nevada Highway Patrol after reports revealed that he is barricaded in an armored vehicle in the vicinity of the Hoover Dam and U.S. Highway 93 to the south.

According to the NRP, the unknown man was possibly armed and had blocked off all the lanes of traffic around noon local time, Fox 5 reported.

Photos surfaced of the notes taped on the window of the vehicle to say: “Mr. President, release of the report” the CLASS reported. It was unclear what the effects may have intended.

TRAFFIC ALERT: a large number of police units of the Nev. And Arizona have responded to the reports of a person with a gun at the #HooverDam.
The traffic is backed up on
because of the possible suspect vehicle blocking lanes. There are reports that the person in the vehicle has a gun. #8NN

— 8 News NOW (@8NewsNow) June 15, 2018

NHP Southern Command said that the suspect taken into custody in Arizona, “without incident.”

#UPDATE: In a photo sent to 8 News NOW by Keith Aronson, the defendant has notes with tape on the window of the vehicle he is barricaded. A note says “Mr. President let the reports”, says a passer-by. #HooverDam #8NN

— 8 News NOW (@8NewsNow) June 15, 2018

NHP was first on the scene. Other agencies, including from the Arizona Highway Patrol, Boulder City Police and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were also on the site.

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