Loud sounds from falling rope holders prompt Cromwell evacuation overnight


Falling rope stanchions creating large sounds when they struck a tile floor are blamed for causing a mass evacuation at The Cromwell early Sunday.

The falling metal poles produced sounds that were mistaken for gunfire on the casino floor.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers determined that no shots were fired.

The casino floor was closed for a few hours to allow Cromwell team members to secure property that was left behind by guests who had rushed to exits.

The casino was back to normal by 5 a.m., according to Richard Brome, Caesars executive vice president of public affairs and corporate communications.

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