Standoff In UMC Parking Lot Ends Peacefully

Public Access To ER Was Blocked Off

Mitch Kelly
January 03, 2020 - 9:13 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The public's access to the Emergency Room at University Medical Center was blocked off for several hours Friday morning because of a barricade situation in the hospital's parking lot.

Investigators say it began when a woman took her husband to the hospital's ER with non life-threatening injuries suffered in a domestic dispute.

The man then called police for help. When they approached the woman in the car they say she brandished a weapon and the standoff was on. 

Public access to the ER was blocked off, although access to UMC's Trauma Center was unaffected.

After several hours, the woman surrendered without incident and the ER was opened once again.