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North Nellis Boulevard between East Bonanza Road and East Washington Avenue is shut down to traffic Wednesday, August 30, 2017, as police investigate a suspicious situation aboard an RTC bus in Las Vegas. (NDOT FASTCam)

Police say they arrested a suspect who opened fire on a Las Vegas bus

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Updated August 30, 2017 09:25 PM EDT

Police have a suspect in custody after they say he boarded a packed bus and fired a gun Wednesday afternoon in the northeast Las Vegas valley, our affiliate KSNV reports.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified the suspect in the more than three-hour standoff as 59-year-old Brett Sporich. He is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

A restaurant manager noticed the man loading his gun and called police.

There were at least 30 passengers on the bus. Charmaine Anderson, a passenger, said all the bus passengers and driver ran off the bus just before the suspect raised his gun and fired it through the vehicle's roof.

Several nearby businesses and shools were shut down or placed on lockdown because of the SWAT standoff.

Police in Las Vegas are investigating a "shots fired" call, according to our affiliate KSNV.

The call came in just before 12:30 p.m. local time, according to Officer Aden Ocampo-Gomez of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Police said they are working to apprehend a man who reportedly waved a firearm outside a restaurant and then boarded a bus. The suspect reportedly acted intoxicated but was quiet in the restaurant before exiting.

Businesses near the scene are being evacuated.

Three schools have been placed on hard lockdown, according to CCSD Police Capt. Ken Young.

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