Bullets smashing hotel glass doors in Las Vegas are creating panic among people

Bullets smashing hotel glass doors in Las Vegas are creating panic among people

The loud shattering of a glass door at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip apparently was mistaken for gunfire, causing panic inside and a social

media frenzy about a possible active shooter. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say they responded to calls of possible gunfire around 10:45 p.m.

Metro Police Capt. Branden Clarkson says there was no evidence of gunfire in the area and the event remains under investigation. 

He says one unidentified person has been detained and faces a misdemeanor charge of destruction of property. 

Clarkson says one person had minor injuries after falling down during the panic, but nobody was transported to a hospital. 

The false reports of an active shooter started a chain reaction of discord as people frantically fled the area 

Metro said its officers on the Strip were telling those people it was a false alarm, but many raced across  

the pedestrian bridge looking for safety at New York-New York. In a Twitter post about 50 minutes after the incident started MGM said

“operations at MGM Grand and all Strip properties are continuing as usual.” There was a heavy police presence on the Strip for a few hours after the incident. There were no reported injuries.