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Homeless man arrested after confrontation with Clark County sheriff involving fake gun

Police say Curtis Slack was arrested after he confronted Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and another official with a fake gun on his person. (LVMPD)

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reports that they have arrested 28-year-old Curtis Slack after a confrontation with police on Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo and Captain James LaRochelle reportedly drove up to the wash near Swenson and Flamingo at around 12:35 p.m. in an unmarked car to assess the homeless situation there. That's when they say Slack approached the car in what they describe as a "challenging attitude" and demanded to know what the officers were doing there. Police say the suspect appeared to have a handgun in his waistband.

Police detained Slack and backup arrived at the scene. The weapon retrieved from the suspect’s waistband was a replica handgun.

Slack was arrested for the outstanding warrant and was transported to Clark County Detention Center. No additional charges were filed.

LVMPD initially said a 56-year-old man was the suspect arrested before correcting their report, saying the first man was "erroneously identified."

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