Breaking News!!: Willow Beach, AZ: Man arrested after barricading himself in armored truck on U.S. Route 93 near the Hoover Dam.
A man has been arrested after barricading himself in armored truck on U.S. Route 93 near the Hoover Dam on Friday, June 15th, 2018.
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According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the incident was reported at around 11:53am PT of a man was blocking all traffic lanes of U.S. Route 93.
Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the incident to find a man inside an armored truck.
Arizona Department of Public Safety, Boulder City Police Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Hoover Dam Police Department and United States Bureau of Reclamation also responded to the incident.
Authorities began to get all pedestrians and vehicles off the bridge.
According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the man inside the armored truck began moving and crossed over into Arizona.
The man was taken into police custody without incident after going off into a ditch near Willow Beach, Arizona.
Initial reports indicated the man had a gun, but authorities haven’t confirmed he was armed.
Traffic on the U.S. Route 93 were reopened at around 1:34pm PT.