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LVMPD: Person seen with mask and gun at Boulevard Mall arrested, gun found was a fake

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UPDATE

At 11:39 p.m., Thursday night, the suspect has been arrested. The gun and mask have been recovered. According to LVMPD, the gun appears to be a fake.

ORIGINAL STORY

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating after a person was seen with a gun at the Boulevard Mall.

Police say they received the call around 6:56 p.m., Thursday night.

According to police, there are no injured individuals and no reports of shots fired by the suspect.

According to LVMPD Deputy Chief Chris Jones, a video was obtained showing a person with a long gun, wearing a mask. Police conducted three searches and are unable to locate the individual at this time. Not an active shooter, no shots were fired and no citizens were injured. A tactical team and K9 are conducting another search.

The mall has been completely evacuated.

The UNLV Police Department sent a tweet to students alerting them to "avoid the area", police is responding to an incident at the Boulevard Mall."

Social media lit up when reports of this story spread. Check gallery below, courtesy of BANJO.



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