Police closed off an east Las Vegas neighborhood while SWAT officers negotiated with an armed woman. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
A woman who was the focus of an armed standoff involving her small children faces new attempted murder charges, Las Vegas Metro police said Friday.
According to police, Sara Jones, 29, was additionally charged with six counts of attempted murder of a police officer with a deadly weapon.
Jones was the woman who was pulled out of an east Las Vegas home after a 23-hour standoff, which ended late Tuesday, according to police. On Friday, an initial hearing was scheduled for Jones, who remained at University Medical Center for treatment from her injuries.
Police said she held her two and three-year-old sons hostage during the standoff that started about 11 p.m. on Monday.
According to an arrest report, SWAT officers entered her home when they heard a gunshot from inside. The officers were met with gunfire that was reportedly from Jones.
An officer opened fire and struck Jones on the side of her face. Police said the children were unharmed during the apprehension.
Jones' next court date was set for Sept. 6.
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