Luxor Hotel: Twitter Users Claim Active Shooter, Bomb Threat

Luxor Hotel evacuated

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The Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was swarmed by police on Monday morning, several hours after an active shooter was reported at Mandalay Bay.

Below is a video of the police activity happening at the Luxor, just after 8 a.m. local time.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has not tweeted about anything going on at the Luxor right now. It does appear as though there is increased police activity, but it’s unclear why.

Hayley Miller from the Huffington Post has said that reports of an evacuation at the Luxor “are false.” Check out her tweet below.

According to CBS Sacramento reporter Sean Bennett, police are responding to reports of “loud noises” heard at the hotel. You can check out his tweet below.

Meanwhile, social media has been lighting up with information about what’s going on at the Luxor right now.

https://twitter.com/ebomeme/status/914885192300425216

https://twitter.com/pedrotony477/status/914883581041709056

https://twitter.com/razinabish/status/914905567080079361

Sunday night’s reported shooter at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino has since been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. According to police, Paddock took aim at concertgoers attending a country music festival across the street. So far, 58 people have been confirmed dead and another 500+ have been injured. When police entered his hotel room, Paddock was dead following an apparent suicide.

The Luxor Hotel is located near Mandalay Bay on the south end of the Las Vegas strip. It is identifiable by its unique architecture; it’s an all-glass black pyramid. The Luxor is a .3 mile walk from Mandalay Bay. The two resorts connect via the Mandalay Place mall.

The Luxor first opened on October 13, 1993.

“Inside, the Luxor has 120,000 square feet of gaming space, along with 20,000 square feet of convention space, and four pools in their five acre pool area. The Luxor Parking garage is a two story building behind this pool area on the west side of the resort,” according to Gamboool.