9-1-1 call reveals Mandalay Bay security staff’s reactions during last year’s active shooting

9-1-1 call audio from the night of the shooting reveals that there may have been more going on inside Mandalay Bay than authorities have suggested

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — A call was placed by a security dispatch officer who was working inside Mandalay Bay at 10:14 p.m. on the night of October 1, 2017, to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s 9-1-1 emergency call center in which the officer formally reported that there was an “active shooter in room 32-135”. The call was placed 9 minutes after the shooting had started.

While on the line, the well-composed private security officer told a emergency call center operator who identified herself as “Rupert 15952” that the gunfire “sounded like semi-automatic rapid-fire” which appeared to be coming from the end of the hall, from “room 32-135.”

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Additionally, the officer confirmed with the operator that two of his managers had posted up in the stairwells located above and below the 32nd-floor where the shots were reported to have been originating from and described the shooter’s room as being “barricaded.”

More shooters?

Three minutes into the call it becomes apparent to the officer that there was also a second active shooter in the high limit Crystal Room located on the casino level. However, when security scanned the cameras, during playback, security personnel realized that they only had managed to catch a “long-shot” of the guy “ducking” as he passed by. Never the less, a response team did report smelling gunpowder in the air.

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10:11 p.m.


Eleven minutes after the hour, a security officer on the 32nd-floor in the two-hundred wing who had one additional officer with him radioed in to command to report that they saw two Metro Police Officers which according to LVMPD’s Force Investigation Team Report were Officers “Varsin and Hendrex.” However, the LVMPD FIT Report suggests the Metro officers were on the 31st-floor at 10:16 p.m. and mentioned nothing about them being on the 32nd-floor as the 9-1-1 call audio implies which contradicts the timeline of the actual 9-1-1 call which is time-date stamped down to the 60th of a second.

The following is an excerpt from the FIT Report.

LVMPD Force Investigation Team Report

11:19 p.m.

Security personnel relayed over the radio that he and another officer were with Officers Varsin and Hendrex who were both “on 32-100 […] armed with long-rifles.” Keep in mind, this is at 10:19 p.m., just four minutes after all shooting had reportedly stopped and a four-man team was already on the floor. What floor were they on?

So, why did it take SWAT an additional hour to breach the room?

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Remember, according to the FIT Report the first breach (32-135) happened at 11:20 p.m. and the second (32-134) at 11:36 p.m., despite the fact that two guests staying at Mandalay Bay on floors 21 and 33 both reported hearing an explosions around 11:32 p.m. which again contradicts the official narrative.

LVMPD Force Investigation Team Report

Can somebody please explain what the hell SWAT was doing for another hour?

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10:26 p.m.

9-1-1 call operator Rupert 15952 reports that she was connected with an officer via landline who confirmed that there was, in fact, “three shooters on the 32nd-floor.”

10:28 p.m.

Security officer who is on the line with 9-1-1 receives a call from his significant other who he referred to as “babe.”

10:29 p.m.

Security officer says: “There is an active shooter possibly terror related but it’s not confirmed it’s terrorist related but three shooters so far but the information is not verified though. […] we supposedly have three shooters up on the 32nd-floor, multiple casualties, possibly one officer shot in the head […] we don’t know if it’s security or Metro yet but we’re verifying.”

10:30 p.m.

9-1-1 operator reveals it’s a “Metro Officer with a gunshot wound to the neck.”

10:33 p.m.

Security was called to the 28th-floor by a hotel guest for “an unknown reason.”

Listen to call 39 in its entirety

Please comment and share! What do you think was really going on?

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