Man under arrest after barricading himself in bathroom

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RENO, NV (KOLO) Reno Police have arrested a man who was removed from a bathroom Friday at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Mugshot courtesy Washoe County jail

Police say 51-year-old Daniel Bell went into an Atlantis bathroom and disrobed, and then went onto the casino floor, carrying scissors. When he was confronted by security, he retreated back into a bathroom stall and refused to come out.

Police responded and called out a Special Weapons and Tactics team. Police tried unsuccessfully to talk Bell out of the bathroom, then used a flash grenade to get him out, and he was taken to a hospital for evaluation, then arrested for assault on a protected person (police/security), obstructing and resisting with use of a deadly weapon, and trespassing.

No injuries were reported and there was no damage to the property.

There were no evacuations at the resort during the incident.

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