Las Vegas: Shooting scare at Bellagio as pig-masked men try to rob jewellery store

Namrata Tripathi
Las Vegas: Shooting scare at Bellagio as pig-masked men try to rob jewellery store

Reports of a shootout and possible burglary at Las Vegas' famous Bellagio casino saw many panicked people running about early on Thursday.

There were reports that armed men wearing pig masks had stormed the hotel's Rolex store. There were also other reports of tourists hearing gunshots and that there was an "active shooter" in the area.

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department attempted to calm down the guests of the casino and tweeted that there was "no active shooter" in the region and that no one has suffered any injuries in the incident.

The police officials are still investigating the incident which appears to be a burglary either at the Rolex store or in the casino itself.

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Bellagio is a casino, resort, luxury hotel and resort on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.

In December 2010, a helmet-wearing gunman had robbed the casino of $1.5 million in chips. In August 2011, he was convicted to a prison term of 9–27 years.

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