What follow are relevant excerpts from a 10-3-17 Baltimore Post-Examiner article entitled "Horrific Night of Terrorism in Las Vegas" by Doug Poppa (a U.S. Army Military Police veteran):
"Fifty-nine dead and 527 wounded after the Sunday night massacre of
innocent people who were attending a country music festival on the south
end of the Las Vegas Strip.
"The concerts were going on for three days. I wonder if the shooter
attended the concert at any time during that three-day period.
"Many questions are being asked to determine a motive for the shootings [...].
"The shooter planned his attack. He knew exactly who he was targeting
and why. Somewhere out there are the answers and somebody has them.
"Sunday night as police responded to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where the shots were originating from a room on the 32nd floor, other calls went out over police radios.
"Calls that made me shudder. My worst fear. A terrorist attack in Las Vegas, like what occurred in Mumbai, India.
"As I listened to the police radio traffic the situation was escalating.
"Possible shots fired inside the New York New York Hotel, shooter at
the front desk, many people down. Two shots fired on the casino floor.
"Possible car bomb at the Luxor Hotel valet area, vehicle with wires protruding.
"SWAT units were telling the dispatcher they were in the hallway near the suspect’s room on the 32nd floor at Mandalay Bay.
"The active shooter at New York New York possibly coming down the escalator headed to the Excalibur Hotel.
"Several subjects down at Club Zumanity at New York New York. No
answer at New York New York Security. SWAT commander asking for officers
to get to the surveillance cameras at New York New York to verify if it
is a diversion.
"Dispatcher advises she is now getting information that there is an active shooter at the Tropicana Hotel.
"Have the bomb squad handle the device at the Luxor, another officer said.
"SWAT commander advises FBI SWAT, Henderson City Police SWAT and North Las Vegas Police SWAT enroute to staging area.
"Dispatcher advises they are getting multiple calls of active shooters at multiple locations, may be a diversion.
"Officer advises entering New York New York with strike team.
"Another officer advises he is outside the Tropicana Hotel and does not here any shots, may be a diversion.
"Dispatcher advises she is getting calls from people who are
sheltering in place. Injured now calling in. Multiple locations are now
sheltering in place.
"Person with a rifle entering the employee entrance of the Bellagio Resort.
"All the incidents other than the shooter at the Mandalay Bay were false thank God.
"Questions that remain to be answered are who was calling in all those
false reports and why? The New York New York Hotel is north of the
Mandalay Bay across Tropicana Blvd. Who was it that called police and
stated an active shooter with people down was occurring inside the
"When it was all over the shooter would be dead. He was acting alone according to the police."
To read Doug Poppa's entire article, click HERE.