Man shot and killed by officers near Nevada National Security Site
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
A man is dead after being shot by officers at the Nevada National Security Site, just north of Las Vegas.
According to a press release, at 5:18 p.m., an unidentified man failed to stop at the Nevada National Site security gate in Mercury, Nevada.
Both NNSS Security Protective Force Officers and Nye County Sheriff's Officers pursued the man.
After driving 8 miles past the security gate, the man came to a stop, exited his car and approached the officers with a cylindrical object in his hand.
The suspect refused to comply with verbal commands and was shot by officers after he start to approach them.
The suspect died at the scene.
There were no injuries to Protective Force SPOs or Nye County officers.
The FBI has been notified, according to the release.
This is an ongoing investigation.
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