August 23, 2014
Reno police have arrested a man in an alleged domestic dispute that forced a lock down at a nearby middle school this afternoon.
Police say 38-year-old Jason Merrell has been charged with domestic battery and assault with a deadly weapon.
Officers were dispatched to a residence in northwest Reno after a woman reported her boyfriend had held a gun to her head. She told
police he had access to rifles inside the home and had made threats
Police closed off neighboring streets and placed Billinghurst Middle School under a lock down as a precaution.
Merrell eventually surrendered peacefully. School officials say no children were ever in any danger.
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