(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Tuesday morning law enforcement officers had to respond to a call at Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada after a man had blocked entry into a room with a hostage and had proceeded to throw all the furniture out the window.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) was first called to the scene following a report about a possible domestic disturbance that had occurred in the late morning hours in the Las Vegas casino. After they arrived at the scene they tried to establish contact with the man who was refusing to leave the hotel room and had informed police officers that he was armed.
A SWAT team and crisis negotiators were also called to assist in the situation. Fox 5 Vegas in their morning report at 11:30 a.m. stated that the poll area of the resort had been evacuated as the man had thrown much of the furniture from his room out the window. Many of the pieces ended up falling in the pool area along with broken glasses which is what prompted officers to close off the area.
Throughout the standoff with the police, the man continued to drop furniture in the hotel pool. Officials have estimated that all of the furniture from the room had been dropped in the pool by the time the standoff ended. As there were no shots fired early in the standoff for a time it was not clear whether or not the man was indeed armed.
Caesars Entertainment who runs the resort confirmed that there was an altercation and put out a statement noting that their company would completely collaborate with law enforcement.
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