Update: 1 man arrested in Lyon County standoff

Lakhvir Singh
Lakhvir Singh(Lyon County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 3:21 PM PST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2023 at 8:12 PM PST
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FERNLEY, Nev. (KOLO) - Update on Feb. 2: The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is providing new details on the standoff from Wednesday.

They say one man, Lakhvir Singh, was arrested.

The incident began when the suspect called Lyon County dispatch in an altered state. Singh has been charged with the following:

  • Discharging a gun where another person may be endangered
  • Attempted home invasion
  • Resisting a public officer with a firearm
  • Discharging a gun within an occupied vehicle/structure

No one was injured in the standoff. The investigation remains underway and a motive has not yet been determined.

8:08 P.M. UPDATE: The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said the standoff in Fernley “has been mitigated” and the shelter-in-place order has been lifted.

The sheriff’s office is not yet saying if the suspect has been arrested.

7 P.M. UPDATE: Sounds in the area are of the special weapons and tactics team deploying gas into the home, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said.

It is not gunfire, the sheriff’s office said. The shelter-in-place order is still in effect.

3:42 P.M. UPDATE: The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says the cause of the shelter-in-place was for reports of a man shooting a gun and yelling at people.

At around 12:40 p.m. this afternoon, the LCSO was called to the Southwest Meadows subdivision. When deputies tried to make contact with the individual, he returned to his home and refused to answer deputies.

Negotiators are attempting to make contact. SWAT is also in place if they are needed.

The LCSO has spoken to all schools, the bus yard, and all children riding the bus in the area. They are being held at school and will be taken to their stops after the shelter in place order has been lifted.

The Sheriff’s Office says they will post more information once it becomes available.

Original Article: The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has given a shelter in place order for the Southwest Meadows subdivision south of Fernley High School.

The order was given around 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, but the Sheriff’s Office did not clarify why it was given, only promising to provide more information once it becomes available.

They say they have been working with school bus employees and kids riding the bus needing to be dropped off at the location.

Kids on the bus will be held there until the shelter in place is lifted.