The Latest: Man arrested after blocking of the Arizona-Nevada road

PHOENIX – The Latest news about the closure in the vicinity of the Hoover Dam from the main highway between Phoenix and Las Vegas (all times local):

3:20 pm

Authorities say a man who stopped traffic on the highway between Las Vegas and Phoenix by the parking of a tactical style of a vehicle on a bridge near the Hoover Dam is taken into custody and the traffic.

The Nevada Highway Patrol said on Twitter that the man gave himself over to the authorities on the Arizona side of the Mike O’callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, after a 90-minute barricade. The bridge is part of the AMERICAN 93.

Trooper Jason Buratczuk (bur-AH’-chek) described the vehicle as a modified great pick-up and said police were told the man had a weapon.

It was not immediately clear whether the man was armed when he surrendered, and he was not immediately identified.

There were no reports of injuries.

Buratczuk had said that the man posted on a sign in the vehicle and it was assumed that only the high span of the bridge over the Colorado River.


1:25 pm

Authorities say a man believed to have a weapon and possibly a sign that they refuse to get out of a large pick-up truck in the vicinity of the Arizona-Nevada state line, thus causing the closure of the main highway between Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Buratczuk (bur-AH’-chek) says U.S. 93 is closed to traffic in both directions while the police try to trick the man out of the truck near the Hoover Dam.

No one is hurt, and the officials think that the man in the car in about a mile of the high span of the bridge over the Colorado River.

The incident began around noon.

Buratczuk says motorists on the road to Las Vegas is advised in the vicinity of Kingman, Arizona, to use U.S. 95 through Laughlin, Nevada.

Drivers on the road to Phoenix are similar warnings in the vicinity of Boulder City.


1 hour

The main highway between Phoenix and Las Vegas is closed to traffic on the way to Nevada.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says US 93 in the vicinity of the border was closed Friday afternoon because of “police activity.”

The officials gave no further details.

The agency says drivers may not be able to cross over to Nevada near the Hoover Dam.

Officials are urging motorists to either delay their journeys or use alternative routes, such as Interstate 40 or State Route 68.

There was no time given for when the road might open.

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