- Associated Press - Friday, January 18, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police say a 28-year-old man who had what appeared to be a gun in his waistband was arrested after learning two people he’s accused of challenging in a car parked near a Las Vegas homeless encampment were the Clark County sheriff and a police captain.

A department statement on Friday said Curtis Slack was taken into custody early Wednesday on an unspecified warrant and a “replica handgun” was seized after Sheriff Joe Lombardo and Capt. James LaRochelle called patrol officers to the scene.

Police say Lombardo and LaRochelle were in plain clothes in an unmarked vehicle observing people camped near a floodwater wash east of the Las Vegas Strip when Slack approached waving his arms with the fake weapon visible.

At least one other person in the area was arrested.

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