A man driving a sports car tried to run over a woman outside a west valley junior high school, striking two cars and sending one person to a local hospital Friday afternoon, Las Vegas police said.
The incident occurred about 3:35 p.m. outside Walter Johnson Junior High School, located at 7701 Ducharme Ave., Metropolitan Police Lt. Nate Chio said. The school is near Alta and Buffalo drives.
The man and woman had an argument that escalated, Chio said. It is unclear what the argument was about or exactly where it occurred. The woman was at the school to pick up her younger sister.
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He came to the school and chased the woman around in his car, hitting two cars while he did, Chio said. The driver of a van that was hit was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be OK, Chio said. No other injuries were reported.
During the incident, the man’s car became stuck in some rocks in a landscaped area on school property, Chio said. After the man got out of the car, several parents and people held him down until police came, he said.
The man was highly combative with police and was taken to Clark County Detention Center. He was arrested on two counts of attempted murder with more charges likely, Chio said.
Clark County School District police also were on the scene.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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