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Suspect in custody after fatal Las Vegas bus shooting

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Suspect in custody after fatal Las Vegas bus shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — The suspect in a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded on a bus in Las Vegas is in custody after a tense standoff in which the suspect barricaded himself inside the, police said.After a lengthy standoff,…

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Cops in standoff after fatal Las Vegas bus shooting

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Cops in standoff after fatal Las Vegas bus shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — One person is dead and another wounded after a shooting on a bus in Las Vegas, but the suspect remained barricaded inside in a tense standoff, police said.The armed suspect is currently alone on the bus, and police are w…

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1 dead, 1 wounded in Las Vegas bus shooting

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1 dead, 1 wounded in Las Vegas bus shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — One person is dead and another wounded after a shooting on a bus in Las Vegas, police said.The suspect is currently barricaded on the bus, and police are working to get him into custody.Police said it is unknown what pro…

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Masked robbers at Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel broke into store’s jewelry cases with sledgehammers

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Masked robbers at Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel broke into store’s jewelry cases with sledgehammers

f11photo/iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Masked robbers who struck a high-end jewelry and watch store at a luxury hotel in Las Vegas appear to have used sledgehammers to break into the shop’s jewelry cases, authorities said.

One suspect is in custody and the investigation is continuing following the robbery of the store at Bellagio Resort & Casino overnight on Friday, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police detectives said Saturday.

Detectives also said earlier reports of shooting during the burglary were unfounded, and they now believe the sound of sledgehammers striking the jewelry cases were mistaken for gunfire.

When police descended upon the resort and casino in response to the burglary, guests fled in panic from the property, flooding surrounding streets, amid false reports of an “active shooter.”

“Currently investigating burglary at @bellagio,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department tweeted at 2:13 a.m. “Initial reports indicated there was an ‘active shooter’ which was false. NO injuries.”

Currently investigating burglary at @bellagio. Initial reports indicated there was an “active shooter” which was false. NO injuries.

— LVMPD (@LVMPD) March 25, 2017

Although there was no shooting during the incident, the robbers were armed, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Lt. Carlos Hank told ABC News.

The Bellagio was on lockdown after the incident for about 30 minutes.

The store was not open at the time of the incident.

The suspects wore character masks, but Lt. Hank could not confirm the specifics of the mask. One eyewitness, though — a woman named Kira, who did not want her surname used — told ABC News she saw a man wearing a pig mask.

Lt. Hank said early Saturday morning that some people were detained, but it is unclear if the detained individuals are burglary suspects.

#bellagio pic.twitter.com/dlniE3cCie

— Zuleyka Veronica (@Zuleyka_Alvarez) March 25, 2017

 

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NY officer’s body camera reveals horrific crime scene in murder-for-hire plot aftermath

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NY officer’s body camera reveals horrific crime scene in murder-for-hire plot aftermath

Courtesy Collene Rose(NEW YORK) — Two police officers in Steuben County, New York, responded to a frantic 911 call just after midnight in September 2015 and ended up walking through a grisly crime scene.One of the officers wearing a body camera captur…

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Infant and toddler found stabbed to death in North Carolina; father arrested

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Infant and toddler found stabbed to death in North Carolina; father arrested

artolympic/iStock/Thinkstock(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) — A toddler and an infant who were reported missing and endangered in North Carolina have been found stabbed to death, authorities said.Serenity Freeman, 2, and her 4-day old baby sister Genesis Freeman…

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Fearless Florida diver pulls metal hook from shark’s belly

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Fearless Florida diver pulls metal hook from shark’s belly

Photodisc/iStock/Thinkstock(JUPITER, Fla.) — Talk about a fearless diver.

Josh Eccles, a diver with Emerald Charter in Jupiter, Florida, was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday when one of the lemon sharks passing by kept bumping into him.

“Every time it swam by me, it would bump into me a little more,” Eccles, who is in the water at least six times a week as part of his job with the scuba diving center, told West Palm Beach ABC affiliate WPBF. “They always bump into us but they don’t bump into us that frequently.”

Eccles suspected something was amiss with the creature, so he took a closer look, which the shark didn’t seem to mind.

“It would lift up its stomach and I noticed something, so I kind of poked at it a little, the little hook or something,” he said.

Showing no fear, Eccles decided to alleviate the shark’s discomfort and remove the hook, which was about the size of his hand.

Incredible video! Diver pulls hook from shark’s belly https://t.co/CI69neTZii pic.twitter.com/aQaIgY3jZY

— WPBF 25 News (@WPBF25News) March 25, 2017

After Eccles removed the hook, the shark swam away, only to return several times. At one point, the shark swam right up to a video camera, which Eccles believes was its way of saying thank you.

Said Eccles: “That was a crazy opportunity, experience to be a part of.”

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‘Incognito Bandit’ bank robbery suspect arrested trying to board South Africa-bound flight

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‘Incognito Bandit’ bank robbery suspect arrested trying to board South Africa-bound flight

verbaska_studio/iStock/Thinkstock(DULLES, Va.) — The “Incognito Bandit” has been caught.The alleged elusive serial bank robber was arrested Friday night at Dulles International Airport in Virginia as he attempted to board a South Africa-bound flight, …

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Virginia police arrest sword-wielding man dressed as the Joker

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Virginia police arrest sword-wielding man dressed as the Joker

Winchester Police Department(WINCHESTER, Va.) — A 31-year-old man in Virginia was arrested and charged with wearing a mask in public Friday after he was spotted walking around dressed as the iconic comic book supervillain the Joker, police said.Police…

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Las Vegas’ Bellagio put on 30-minute lockdown following armed burglary at watch store

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Las Vegas’ Bellagio put on 30-minute lockdown following armed burglary at watch store

f11photo/iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Police descended upon Las Vegas’ Bellagio Resort & Casino Saturday night — and guests fled in panic from the property, flooding surrounding streets — amidst false reports of an “active shooter.”

“Currently investigating burglary at @bellagio,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department tweeted at 2:13 a.m. “Initial reports indicated there was an ‘active shooter’ which was false. NO injuries.”

Currently investigating burglary at @bellagio. Initial reports indicated there was an “active shooter” which was false. NO injuries.

— LVMPD (@LVMPD) March 25, 2017

While there was no active shooter, a high-end watch store at the property was burglarized by armed suspects, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Lt. Carlos Hank told ABC News.

At no point were any firearms discharged, Lt. Hank said.

The Bellagio was on lockdown after the incident for about 30 minutes.

The store was not open at the time of the incident.

The suspects wore character masks, but Lt. Hank could not confirm the specifics of the mask. One eyewitness, though — a woman named Kira, who did not want her surname used — told ABC News she saw a man wearing a pig mask (below).

Lt. Hank said early Saturday morning that some people were detained, but it is unclear if the detained individuals are burglary suspects.

Police are continuing to search for suspects.

#bellagio pic.twitter.com/7f0ikL63OB

— Zuleyka Veronica (@Zuleyka_Alvarez) March 25, 2017

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