Reports claim shooting in Las Vegas Bellagio hotel, possible attempted robbery

Reports claim shooting in Las Vegas Bellagio hotel, possible attempted robbery

Reports claim shooting in Las Vegas Bellagio hotel, possible attempted robbery

Police descended upon Las Vegas' Bellagio Resort & Casino early Saturday morning -and guests fled in panic from the property, flooding surrounding streets - amidst false reports of an "active shooter".

Police said Saturday they believe at least three people entered the store.

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Tyler Perkins said he was stood outside the complex when "hundreds start pouring out the door". As of 2:15 a.m., one person had been taken into custody, authorities told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. One witness describes seeing a man wearing a pig mask and holding a gun standing guard outside a Rolex store while his compatriots used a sledgehammer to break the glass.

The suspects wore character masks, but Lt. Hank could not confirm the specifics of the mask. The Bellagio houses other high-end jewelry stores, including Tiffany and Omega.

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According to ABC News, the Bellagio was on lockdown for approximately a half-hour after the incident.

"He was yelling", Kamil added, the Las Vegas Sun reported. The suspects tried to drive away but their auto wouldn't start so they ran on foot and tried to carjack a driver before running as the carjacking attempt failed, the Sun reported.

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