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A 9/11 In Las Vegas? Impossible. No Clocks

by | 3rd, August 2007

fear-and-loathing-in-las-vegas-poster-c10016639.jpeg EVERYONE knows what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But after a shooting and a bombing in the past few months, the New York Times wonders what additional risks hedonistic visitors to Vegas might be taking.

In May, a 24-year-old restaurant worker was killed by a bomb planted in a coffee cup set on top of his car at the Luxor Hotel-Casino. Two men have been accused of murdering him in a dispute over a woman.

Last month, Steven Zegrean opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun from a balcony overlooking the New York-New York casino, wounding four people before he was tackled by passersby. According to police, the suicidal Zegrean was hoping officers would kill him.

Both recent attacks were small scale. But there the Times questions whether security in Vegas is up to scratch.

One of those who tackled Zegrean, a former Marine, tells the paper he does not know how security officers could not have noticed a man who was wearing a trench coat in 115 degree weather and who had been pacing the balcony for hours.

Bill

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