The Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas was placed on lockdown following reports of an armed raider wearing a pig mask storming a Rolex store and "firing shots".
Reports of gunshots from those inside the hotel sparked widespread panic, though a Las Vegas spokesman said reports of an active shooter on site were false.
Police have confirmed that at least a burglar fired shots but there was no "active shooter". They have taken one person into custody for questioning while parts of the hotel remain closed off.
Currently investigating burglary at @bellagio. Initial reports indicated there was an “active shooter” which was false. NO injuries.— LVMPD (@LVMPD) March 25, 2017
Guests said they heard the shots in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Shooting at bellagio Las Vegas !— PILAR SANCHEZ (@tutisanchez123) March 25, 2017
One table away from shooters
One Twitter user posted a chilling image of a man wearing one of the masks standing outside the store, prompting fears that a robbery was under way.
"There was a shooting at the Bellagio," said one witness. "The whole casino floor scattered."
"Mass panic at Bellagio," a woman at the hotel wrote on Twitter.
Scene outside of the Bellagio Hotel. Law enforcement is surrounding the hotel. pic.twitter.com/kdsQXZdSHB— Ama Arthur-Asmah (@Ama_A_Asmah) March 25, 2017
"Everyone running, I'm currently ducked on the floor under a table."
She hid with other guests in a stairwell as they heard "shots and waves of people running, yelling 'run, run!'"
Omggggg a shooting happened in Vegas on the strip a few minutes ago ��wtf is the world coming to— LaDi DaDi (@LaDonna_Tenica) March 25, 2017
“All I can say is everyone’s fine,” a member of the Bellagio hotel security told the Independent.
the bellagio had a shooting and this man in a pig mask with a sledge hammer tried robbing one of the stores. why do i live in vegas— rose (@flightlessty) March 25, 2017