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Suspicious item closes Fashion Show Drive near Las Vegas Strip

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 20:39:32-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Las Vegas police are investigating a reported suspicious item at a property near the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday afternoon.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says officers were called to the Trump International Hotel at 2000 Fashion Show Dr. at about 12:53 p.m. with reports of a suspicious item.

Police said in a briefing to media that a person entered the hotel property with a large suitcase and duffle bag and dropped the items near the concierge. They say the man started yelling a bomb was in the building and for people to get out.

The man then left the property and got into a taxi. Police say that about 15 minutes later the hotel received 2 bomb threats over the phone.

Police arrived with fire department crews and say the investigation shows no hazardous items or materials were found.

According to LVMPD, It was an isolated incident and they have arrested a man in connection to this threat. No other details on the man were released at the time of the press briefing.

Police say Fashion Show Drive was closed between Sammy Davis Jr. Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard during the investigation.

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