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Police capture man with knife near Decatur, Washington

LVMPD says a man with a large knife was on top of a 7-Eleven threatening to kill himself and later jumped off the roof to a residential backyard near Decatur and Washington. (Faith Jessie | KSNV)

UPDATE AT 9:28 a.m. | Police have taken the man into custody. Roads in the area have reopened.

LAS VEGAS (KSNV NEWS3LV) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is attempting to capture a man armed with a knife near Decatur Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

The initial call came into police around 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Police say the man was on the roof of a 7-Eleven store threatening to stab himself. Employees of the store called the police.

The man jumped down from the roof and entered a resident's backyard behind the store. The family called police as well. The man remains in their backyard with the knife and may be suicidal. Investigators say he may have a rope around his neck as he sits next to the pool.

Police have set a perimeter in the area as they work to apprehend him. Motorists should avoid Decatur Boulevard, in both directions, from Washington to Vegas Drive and Washington from Decatur to Michael Way.

News 3 is working to gather more information. Check back for updates.


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