Many Lessons Learned: A 29 Hour Hostage Standoff

In May of 2021, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Crisis Negotiation Team responded to a callout of a barricaded subject. What was initially a lone barricade involving a male, wanted for battery on a police officer and other stolen property offenses, quickly turned into a hostage situation involving a 4-year-old boy and his babysitter. This incident would conclude twenty-nine hours later after several shift changes, multiple agencies becoming involved, and many lessons learned.