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March 24, 2020 at 9:41 am

False Imprisonment with a Deadly Weapon

On March 23, 2020 at approximately 18:50 hours Officers responded to the 1200 block of Glendora Ln on a report of a neighbor disturbance. As officers arrived on scene, they were approached by citizens who reported shots fired inside of a residence.

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Officers determined that a male subject, later identified as Alex Marcus, was armed and barricaded inside of his home with two young children and had fired a round from an assault rifle.

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The investigation revealed that Marcus was armed with multiple firearms including an assault rifle and several handguns. Marcus refused to comply with officers commands and refused to allow the children to leave.

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The Sparks and Washoe County Sheriff’s SWAT Teams along with Sparks and Washoe County Sheriff’s Hostage Negotiators were summoned to the scene. Hostage Negotiators spoke with Marcus for over 15 hours. Eventually Marcus surrendered to officers on scene and the children were reunited with their mother unharmed.

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Marcus was booked into the Washoe County Jail for the following charges:

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  • Resisting a public officer with a firearm
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  • False imprisonment with a deadly weapon (3 Counts)
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  • Child endangerment with a deadly weapon (2 Counts)
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  • Discharging a firearm in a public place
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