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Mandalay Bay hotel worker warned of
shooter before Las Vegas massacre

Associated Press, by Michael Balsamo

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Posted By:earlybird, 10/11/2017 1:47:04 PM

A maintenance worker said Wednesday he told hotel dispatchers to call police and report a gunman had opened fire with a rifle inside Mandalay Bay before the shooter began firing from his high-rise suite into a crowd at a nearby musical performance. The revised timeline has renewed questions about whether better communication might have allowed police to respond more quickly and take out the gunman before he committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Worker Stephen Schuck told NBC News that he was checking out a report of a jammed fire door on the 32nd floor of Mandalay

This was probably the maintenance worker who ended up on the 32nd floor near the hotel security person who was shot by Paddock.

Paddock apparently began shooting at the crowd immediately after he encountered and shot the unarmed security person. The maintenance person was nearby, in the hall. Armed hotel security arrived within minutes. Police followed. The shooting had stopped. (Paddock only fired on the crowd for about 10 minutes.) The delay after that involved evacuating hotel guests on that floor and the ones above and below it. Then Paddock’s suite door was breached and he was found to be dead.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BusyTexasGuy, 10/11/2017 2:17:20 PM     (No. 11413547)

We stayed at the Mandalay Bay several years ago. They had terrible security. Anyone could go up the elevators. When a thuggish looking guy was banging on our suite door in the middle of the night we called hotel security and they did nothing. We´ll never stay at that place again.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/11/2017 2:42:25 PM     (No. 11413572)

It helped me to see the layout of the room about halfway down in this article...


If they locked the door to the stairwell it´s no wonder he panicked. He must have had it cocked open for his escape.

Still more to learn. I´m glad the guard´s story was corroborated.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: web, 10/11/2017 3:19:30 PM     (No. 11413619)

Just as I thought. Hotel security and any police nearby would not have been allowed to enter the room and stop the shooter. The SWAT Team had to be assembled, transported and
"would have been formulating the best response" to the shooter. By the time they get there, it´s all over.

That´s one of the best arguments for an armed populace. Courts has ruled repeatedly that police have no responsibility to protect you. They are there to arrest the criminal after you have become a victim.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 10/11/2017 3:56:21 PM     (No. 11413654)

The whole story sounds fishy to me.

Could there have been some help getting all the guns and ammo into the room by some hotel personnel??

That sheriff seemed mighty cranky at the last news conference he held. I know he is tired but something just ain´t right here in my opinion !!!!

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