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August 23, 2014

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Man holding child at knifepoint taken into custody

Metro Police have taken a man into custody who was holding a child hostage in the western Las Vegas Valley this afternoon.

Shortly after 3 p.m. today, officers responded to the report of a man holding a child at knifepoint, Officer Bill Cassell said. The child wasn't harmed.

Officers persuaded the man to put the knife down. The incident occurred near Sahara Avenue and Sloan Lane, Cassell said.

The man's relation to the child isn't known.

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