Las Vegas Strip suspect drives on sidewalk, arrested after 'barricade situation,' police say

The suspect drove onto the sidewalk in an area located near the Las Vegas Strip, police said

A suspect was taken into custody near the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday after a bizarre scene, authorities said. 

Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a "suspicious" vehicle stop just after 3:30 p.m. on and Winnick Avenue. 

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department warned the public of a barricade situation Wednesday evening following an erratic driver. The suspect was taken into police custody a short time later. 

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department warned the public of a barricade situation Wednesday evening following an erratic driver. The suspect was taken into police custody a short time later.  (Twitter/Tim Reilly)

Instead of pulling over, the driver began to drive recklessly, at times "onto the sidewalk," police said. 

Eventually, the vehicle stopped a short distance away on East Flamingo Road and South Koval Lane. Authorities then treated the incident "as a barricade situation."

Several minutes later, the department tweeted the suspect was taken into custody. No injuries were reported. 

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