Roadside memorial causes stir on Reno freeway |

Roadside memorial causes stir on Reno freeway

RENO, Nev. ” Authorities say the fiance of a man who died in a weekend standoff on a Reno freeway was taken into custody after she and her friends returned to the site Sunday night to put up a roadside memorial.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says officers were concerned for the group’s safety on the busy freeway interchange. When the man’s fiance refused several requests to leave, she was taken into custody as a precaution.

She was later released and no charges are pending.

The standoff began around midnight Friday and ended about eight hours later.

Police say the man likely shot himself after authorities fired tear gas into his car in an effort to get him to surrender.

An autopsy is pending.

The man’s name has not been released.

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