BOULDER CITY, NV (FOX5) –
A male who barricaded himself inside an armored vehicle near the Hoover Dam Bridge Bypass on U.S. Highway 93 was collared by Arizona authorities Friday afternoon.
Mathew P. Wright, 30, of Henderson, deals with numerous charges consisting of blockage of a highway, endangerment, illegal flight from police, misconduct including a weapon and terrorist acts. Wright was booked into the Mohave County Prison, inning accordance with a release from the Arizona Department of Public Security.
Nevada Highway Patrol reacted to reports of the barrier on the Pat Tillman memorial bridge around 12 p.m. Trooper Jason Buratczuk stated the guy was perhaps equipped with a rifle and was obstructing all southbound traffic lanes. Arizona Highway Patrol, Boulder City police and Las Vegas Metropolitan Authorities and National Forest Service Law Enforcement were also reacting to the event.
“We’re in a traveler location and you hear somebody perhaps with a long rifle, I suggest the scars are still, you understand, quite fresh from 1 October.”
Inning accordance with Buratczuk, the man was seen waving handmade indication reading, “release the OIG report.”
The male tried to drive down the United States 93 in the “homemade armored automobile,” when he ran over spike strips causing 3 of the vehicle’s tires to deflate.
Wright was blocked by a semi-truck then turned around and drove into a wash trail where he was taken into custody by Arizona authorities without event.
Authorities discovered a rifle and pistol inside the truck, the release stated.
“We are happy that the collaboration and cooperation between all firms included led to the effective and safe conclusion to this incident,” AZDPS Captain Brian Swanty stated.
NHP stated authorities left all pedestrians and vehicles off the bridge and shutdown the roadway to traffic while containing the scene.
Chris Vasquez was on vacation with his family. He saw the traffic and barriers on the bridge.
“The very first thing that comes to mind is exactly what occurred in the shooting out here in Vegas. That’s the very first thing. We come out here simply to trip, you understand, and that’s type of like ‘wow,'” Vasquez said.
Traffic on the United States 93 reopened at around 1:34 p.m.
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