Massive police response at Las Vegas mall after 'person with gun' call

18 May, 2018, 15:46 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Massive police response at Las Vegas mall after 'person with gun' call

The Las Vegas police say an active shooter may be loose in the mall and according to reports from local news, police are checking all the stores inside individually.

CBS affiliate KLAS-TV reported that witnesses heard shots fired; video showed a police presence around the perimeter of the sprawling mall complex, and a helicopter circling overhead.

"No person located with gun, no shots fired, no victims".

Las Vegas police and fire departments did not immediately respond to calls from Fox News.

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"Police received a call and responded to the mall and evacuated the premises", Kuusela said. However, police say the gun appears to be a fake.

A few hours later, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told CNN a suspect had been arrested, but did not provide additional details.

As a result of the shooting, the mall has been put on lockdown and officers, some of them heavily armed, are at the scene.

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