An armed man has barricaded himself inside a hotel room on the Las Vegas strip, according to city police. A SWAT team responded to the situation, which reportedly took place at Caesars Palace.
“We are actively trying to resolve this situation. At approximately 9:15 a.m., LVMPD dispatch received a report of a domestic disturbance at a hotel in the 3500 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard. Officers arrived and attempted to contact the individuals in a room,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Twitter.
“A male refused to open the door and stated he was armed. SWAT and Crisis Negotiators are en route. Please avoid the area and watching for numerous emergency vehicles,” the department added.
According to video posted on Twitter, the suspect is also throwing furniture out a shattered window.
“Las Vegas police SWAT standoff at Caesars Palace – armed man busting windows out of Caesars hotel room on Las Vegas Strip sources say he is armed and fear he could stray shooting…,” NetworkinVegas.com tweeted.
Earlier this year, an adult was wounded in a shooting at a middle school in Las Vegas. The victim was transported to University Medical Center.
The LVMPD posted an update on Twitter, writing, “#BREAKING The school has been cleared by law enforcement and there are no additional injuries at this time. All students are safe and accounted for. CCSDPD is coordinating a controlled release of students. The Suspect is still outstanding.”
The school’s principal, Leonardo Amador, sent the following message to school families at the time:
The safety of our students is the number one priority at Von Tobel Middle School. As always, we want to keep you informed of important issues happening within our school community. The school has been placed on a hard lockdown due to a police investigation. Students are safe in their classroom. We will provide additional updates as information becomes available.
This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.