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Reports of active shooter in Las Vegas ‘unfounded,’ Las Vegas police say

Person threw rock through MGM window, LVMPD says
These are photos of the Las Vegas strip at Flamingo and Las Vegas Boulevard as seen in Jan. 2021
Posted at 10:53 PM, Jul 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-17 16:54:04-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Following a social media frenzy of an active shooter on the Las Vegas Strip, police say that those reports are “unfounded”.

Las Vegas police say that the origin of the frenzy was a glass door shattering, causing a loud noise.

The original tweet by LVMPD can be seen below:

Branden Clarkson of LVMPD says that one person is in custody after throwing a rock through a window at the MGM Grand after being upset. Police also say that person has since been taken into custody and charged with gross misdemeanor, and destruction of property.

Las Vegas police report one person sustained a minor injury as a result of the ensuing panic.

LVMPD wants to assure people that there was no shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, and that locals and visitors can feel safe in the area.

"We had officers at every intersection, every bridge there was in the area," Clarkson said. "This is one of the safest cities in America, when you come to Las Vegas, you should feel safe."

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