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Updated Aug 7, 2012 - 10:17 pm

Driver forces evacuation at Hoover Dam

PHOENIX — Employees and visitors were briefly evacuated to the Arizona
side of the Hoover Dam after a driver failed to stop at a checkpoint.

Authorities say the unidentified man peacefully surrendered after realizing he
was unable to get out.

Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman Rose Davis says that after driving through
the check point on the Nevada side Tuesday evening, authorities raised a barrier
trapping the man between a SWAT truck and the barrier.

The Arizona Republic says the driver attempted to turn
around, but had nowhere to go.

He then came out of his vehicle and surrendered unarmed.

Davis says all operations were back to normal about an hour later.

She says it’s unclear clear at this time if the man will face federal or state
charges.

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