Las Vegas casino evacuated when man falsely claims bomb strapped to chestBy AP
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Las Vegas casino evacuated after bomb threat
LAS VEGAS — A man claiming to have a bomb around his chest prompted an evacuation of a Las Vegas casino for several hours.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal and Las Vegas Sun report that the threat Saturday turned out to be a hoax and the man was arrested after the incident at Arizona Charlie’s Hotel and Casino.
Police say the man apparently wanted to commit “suicide by cop.” His name wasn’t immediately released.
Police say the man walked up to the security desk inside the casino and showed a security guard what he said was an explosive device.
Guards persuaded him to go outside and evacuated the resort. The incident also prompted the temporary closure of the Boulder Highway outside the casino.