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Man accused in Vegas bus station shooting named

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Metro police investigate the Greyhound bus station in downtown Las Vegas following a shooting Thursday evening. (FOX5) Metro police investigate the Greyhound bus station in downtown Las Vegas following a shooting Thursday evening. (FOX5)
Officers were seen apprehending the suspected shooter in the Greyhound bus station shooting on Dec. 5, 2013. (Photo courtesy of FOX5 viewer Julian) Officers were seen apprehending the suspected shooter in the Greyhound bus station shooting on Dec. 5, 2013. (Photo courtesy of FOX5 viewer Julian)
James Abney (LVMPD) James Abney (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A Texas man was told to leave the downtown Las Vegas Greyhound bus station before pulling out a gun and firing at security officers, police said.

Las Vegas Metro police identified the man suspected of shooting at security personnel on Thursday at the bus station as 64-year-old James Abney of Forney, TX.

Police said the shooting occurred at 6:40 p.m. inside and outside of the Greyhound bus station, located on Main Street near Carson Avenue.

Police said the incident began when the man was asked to leave the station. He left and later returned with a small handgun. Police said he fired four shots at a security guard outside of the station.

Police said he then entered the station, firing one more shot, which shattered a window.

No one was hit by gunfire or injured in the incident.

When police arrived, the man gave himself up.

Abney was booked into Clark County Detention Center with attempted murder, attempted battery with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm at or into an occupied structure.

Police urged anyone who has information of the incident to contact Metro's Violent Crimes Section at 702-828-5634 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Buses were delayed because police shut the station down to investigate. 

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