Police standoff ends peacefully in Reno
RENO, Nev. – A police standoff with an armed man who threatened to shoot himself ended peacefully Monday after he held police at bay for more than 13 hours.
The incident began when a Washoe County sheriff’s deputy pulled over the man in a Cadillac for a routine traffic stop. The suspect, Darrel Anthony Williams, took off suddenly and led officers on a chase before he was pulled over again in northeast Reno about 2 a.m. Monday.
Officers approached the vehicle, but backed off when Williams pointed a gun at his own head and barricaded himself in the car.
Finally, at about 3:30 p.m., Williams got out of the car, placed his hands over his head and surrendered peacefully.
Police said he is being charged with eluding arrest with the use of a firearm and several traffic violations.