LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — At approximately 1:33 a.m. July 4, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers were working a concert at Allegiant Stadium in the 3300 block of Al Davis Way when they responded to a disturbance incident involving a male.
The officers took the male into custody and began to escort him to a security office. During this time, a struggle ensued and the suspect was able to gain access to an officer’s weapon.
The man fired the weapon, striking an officer.
The officer was transported to UMC Trauma to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
#BREAKING: Two officers were hospitalized following a shooting at Allegiant Stadium early this morning— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) July 4, 2021
Police say they were taking an unruly man to a security office when he began struggling, got an officers gun, and the gun went off hitting one of the officers
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A second officer was treated at University Medical Center for minor injuries sustained during the struggle.
Other officers were able to safely control the man without using deadly force, and he was transported to UMC to be evaluated due to his erratic behavior. This is an ongoing investigation.
Allegiant hosted its first concert on Saturday night featuring Illenium.
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On June 28, LVMPD learned that a person was making threats on social media that involved the Illenium concert at Allegiant Stadium and another concert in downtown Las Vegas.
No threats were made towards the venues, only towards the other social media users, detectives say.
That person was later arrested.