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Vegas SWAT Invades Harrahs To Catch Crazed Gunman

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 21st February 2006 2:56pm
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Police crashed through a 20th story window and stormed a room at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino Tuesday, arresting a suspected gunman who authorities say killed another man and shot at police and paramedics.

Some SWAT officers entered room 2036 by rappelling down a face of a 29-story Harrah's hotel tower and crashing through a 20th floor window facing away from the famous Strip.

Guests were evacuated from several nearby floors, but the casino remained open during a six-hour standoff.

The suspected gunman did not surrender, and it was not immediately clear if he resisted when officers entered his room, police Sgt. Chris Jones said.

"The suspect did fire some rounds as tactical units were getting in place," Jones said, adding that there were clear signs of a struggle between the gunman and the man who died in the original shooting about 12:30 a.m.



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