Police investigating Bellagio casino burglary in Las Vegas

Police investigating Bellagio casino burglary in Las Vegas

Police investigating Bellagio casino burglary in Las Vegas

The casino and hotel was put on lockdown as reports of an "active shooter" circulated.

Early reports on social media of shots being fired at the busy casino and hotel were false and there were no injuries, the Las Vegas Police Department said on Twitter.

Witnesses say the suspects were wearing character masks.

At no point were any firearms discharged, police told ABC News. One person has been taken into custody.

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Police said three suspects fled the robbery into the nearby parking garage and tried to escape in a vehicle. They reportedly smashed the window with a sledgehammer.

A photo from a woman inside the hotel at the time of the burglary shows at least one of the suspects wearing a pig-mask. The Bellagio houses other high-end jewelry stores, including Tiffany and Omega.

The Bellagio is home to an iconic water fountain set to music, and draws thousands of visitors an hour, especially during the heat of the day as shoppers browse the marble-floored shopping gallery.

Bellagio officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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