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Published On: Sun, Jan 7th, 2018

Las Vegas shooting: Stephen Paddock interacted with Mandalay Bay hotel staff over 10 times prior to massacre

Mandalay Bay hotel staff had more than 10 interactions with the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, in the days leading up to his Oct. 1 massacre of 58 people on the Strip, including two on the day of the shooting, MGM Resorts International said Friday.

“Mandalay Bay staff, room service and housekeeping had contact with Paddock or entered his suite more than 10 times over the course of his stay, including the three days leading up to October 1,” an MGM Resorts spokesperson said in an email.

Stephen C. Paddock

“There were numerous interactions with Stephen Paddock every day at the resort, including a room service delivery and a call with housekeeping on October 1, all of which were normal in nature,” the MGM Resorts spokesperson said in the email.

MGM sent the statement in response to questions from the Review-Journal sent Dec. 28 about possible changes to company policies on entering guest rooms without consent.

Paddock shot at attendees of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival from the broken windows of his 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay suite that night – the worst mass shooting in American history.

MGM’s do-not-disturb policy gained national attention after Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn addressed it in a “Fox News Sunday” interview a week after the shooting.

Wynn was among those who criticized MGM for not making contact with Paddock.

“The scenario that we are aware of would have indicated that he didn’t let anyone in the room for two or three days. That would have triggered a whole bunch of alarms here,” Wynn said in the interview.

“All MGM Resorts properties follow a health and welfare check operating procedure that stipulates a welfare check be performed after two consecutive days where a do-not-disturb sign has been displayed on the door and the guest has not interacted in-person or by phone with housekeeping or other hotel staff over the same period,” the email from MGM said.

The MGM spokesperson did not elaborate on the statement and did not answer questions about details of the contact staff members had with Paddock.

Police found 23 guns inside his suite and discovered Paddock brought “in excess of 10” suitcases to the room over several days, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joseph Lombardo. Housekeepers “saw no signs of anything” suspicious in the suite, US Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nevada, told CNN in October.

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