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Threat to harm kids sends police into standoff home

Reported by: Amber Dixon

Reported by: Trevor Thompson
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Updated: 8/28/2013 1:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- A nearly 24-hour standoff ends late Tuesday night after officers returned fire and shot a mother that was holed up in a valley home with two of her children.

The ordeal started around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 4500 block of newton drive, near Tropicana and Mountain Vista. Police say the woman's husband called 9-1-1 for a domestic situation.

Police say the woman grabbed a handgun, and her husband ran out of the home with their 10-year-old son.

The woman stayed inside with her 2- and 3-year old boys.

Police say the woman was threatening to kill herself and the children; that's when SWAT went inside.

Police say the woman shot one of their SWAT officers -- who was wearing body armor -- in the shin. That's when the officer returned fire, striking her in the face. She was transported to the hospital.

The children are in the custody of Child Protection Services and were taken to the hospital for observation.



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