Posted on: July 28, 2021, 03:20 p.m.
Last update on: July 28, 2021, 03:20 p.m.
A passing man who allegedly threatened to kill all guests and employees of the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan faces jail time. He claimed to have a nuclear weapon.
David DeMaison was apprehended by security guards at the Las Vegas Strip hotel and casino. He was then arrested by Las Vegas subway officers on Friday.
Among the charges against him is the transmission of false information concerning an act of terrorism, according to KTNV, a local television channel.
If found guilty, DeMaison faces between two and 20 years in prison. He could also be ordered to pay a fine.
We heard him say: “I have a nuclear weapon” and “I am going to kill everyone here” KLASanother local TV station said. He also reportedly said: “I’m going to blow up the whole country.”
The alleged threats made by DeMaison were recorded on hotel security cameras, KLAS noted. The initial incident was described as a battery involving DeMaison, KLAS adds.
As a precaution, Metro agents informed Fusion Watch of the incident. With the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, he monitors terrorist risks in Las Vegas and elsewhere in Clark County.
More than three years since the Mandalay Bay murders
Las Vegas is no stranger to threats or mass killings. On October 1, 2017, then 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on those attending a music festival on the Strip.
Housed in a suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, owned by MGM Resorts International, he killed 58 people.
More than 800 others were injured. The police never found a motive. The shooter was shot dead.
In an unrelated incident in April, security at McCarran International Airport was increased after a man allegedly threatened to detonate planes and shoot people in Las Vegas. The threat came after he was told by Frontier Airlines that a carry-on baggage fee would be charged for a piece of his baggage, Metro police said.
Andrew Greco, 52, believed to be from Stateline, Nevada, was arrested on two counts: communicating a bomb threat and threatening an act of terrorism, the Las Vegas Review reported, citing court documents.
The airport has seen a proliferation of patrols and federal law enforcement has been informed of its suspected threats as a precaution. Metro police alerted counterterrorism officials and the FBI.
He was staying at the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, according to the report. From his room, he reportedly called Frontier customer service at least 11 times in a single night. He allegedly threatened to “kill people in Las Vegas or blow up a plane,” according to the police report.
It was not clear on Wednesday whether the case had gone to local courts.