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4 arrests made in Circus Circus HAZMAT incident

Posted at 5:52 AM, Mar 24, 2016

LATEST UPDATE: We've learned about some arrests in connection with a fuel spill that shut down part of the strip yesterday.

Yazzmin Aquinaga, Angel Espino, Albert Hernandez and Raymundo Pivaral are now charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.
 
Police say they found two stolen vans, each of them with more than 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel in the back.
 
The timing right after the Brussels attacks had police concerned. There was a huge emergency response. Hazmat teams flooded the area.
 
It turns out  it was just diesel fuel. Police are grateful people immediately called it in.

UPDATE: According to police, nothing hazardous was found at Circus Circus and the incident is over.
 

 

Update at circus circus

Posted by Parker Collins on Thursday, March 24, 2016

According to a spokesperson for the hotel-casino, guest operations at Circus Circus were not affected by the incident and the hotel-casino was still able to provide ample parking for its guests.

UPDATE: Police say that the initial incident was a spillage involving 25 gallons of diesel fuel.

However, they are now investigating another incident involving a car that may have some sort of chemical inside.

Police have blocked off several areas around Circus Circus and are redirecting traffic.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

EARLIER STORY

Firefighters responded to a possible fuel spill at Circus Circus on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday morning.

The spill was reported at 4:10 a.m.