Man barricaded inside Las Vegas MGM Grand Casino found dead after standoff

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An hours-long standoff at an iconic Las Vegas casino ended when the suspect reportedly committed suicide, authorities say.

Police and SWAT officers originally responded early Wednesday morning to the MGM Casino-Hotel to what was called a "dynamic event," according to local reports. The subject was found dead just before 10:00 a.m.

Police were called around 4:00 a.m. to a report of a "possibly suicidal, armed suspect," barricaded inside a 24th floor room in the hotel tower, local television station KLAS reported.

Officers swarmed the building, evacuating guests and cordoning off the surrounding area as negotiators took up positions on the floor, according to KVVU, which first reported the likely suicide.
A front desk attendant contacted during the standoff claimed no other guests were ever in danger.

"There are some police here ... but they said they got it under control," a front desk attendant at the casino-hotel told Business Insider.

The dead suspect has not yet been identified. It also is not clear what type of firearm he was possibly possessing or how the possible suicide was carried out.

Casino officials and local authorities have yet to respond to AOL News messages seeking further comment.
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