Washoe County jail standoff over; man in custody
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A Reno man is now in custody following a 3-hour standoff Wednesday night at the Washoe County Jail.
Frederick Adkins faces several charges including felony possession of a controlled substance, and felony intimidation of a public officer.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said an officer was bringing Adkins in for booking around 8 p.m. on June 29, 2022. Adkins said he had a gun in the back of a patrol car prompting a response from Washoe County SWAT and the hostage negotiation team.
After several hours, SWAT used non-lethal gas to get Adkins to surrender. He was taken into custody just after 11 p.m. No weapon was ever found.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office tweeted there was never a threat to the public or to the jail inmates.
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