Suicide Bomber Terrorises Las Vegas Casino

A Las Vegas casino was the scene of panic early Saturday morning, after an apparent suicide bomber walked into the property and threatened to blow the building to bits.
The incident took place around 9:30am on September 4th at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder Hotel & Casino, which is located in southeast Las Vegas.
The man walked straight up to security staff inside the casino and after lifting his shirt to reveal what appeared to be an explosive device around his waist, ordered everyone out of the building.
Describing the incident, Sgt. John Sheahan recalled: “He says, ‘You’ve got five minutes to evacuate Arizona Charlie’s before I blow this thing up.”
Luckily, quick thinking security guards were able to convince him to leave the actual casino, although he did remain in the proximity of Arizona Charlie’s hotel, in a grassy area outside the building.
Staff were then able to to evacuate the 301 room hotel and casino, while the SWAT squad Armor Unit, and Las Vegas’s bomb squad tried convincing the man to give himself up.
However, something didn’t quite add up and while he was being persuaded to surrender, the man seemed more intent on persuading the armed officers to kill him. As Sheahan explains; “He kept saying, ‘Shoot me or I’m going to blow this thing up.”
The stand-off lasted for a couple of hours, until 11:45 a.m., when the man finally gave up and the device was discovered to be a fake.
Speculating on the bizarre occurrence, Las Vegas police believe the man was trying to commit “suicide by cop,” but fortunately the professional law officers didn’t fall for his game of bluff.
The man is now in custody while an assessment is being made of his mental health and possible federal charges are considered.

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