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SWAT team enters Tropicana after Las Vegas Strip shooting

A SWAT team is scene in this video entering the Tropicana after a shooting Sunday on the Las Vegas Strip. The video was shot from inside the hotel. Courtesy ...

What the hell kind of "police" procedures is that???? They are evidently there to escort the two guys in civilian clothes—one of whom is protectively clutching a bag of some sort—but they don't have their "principals" surrounded by a diamond formation. In fact, the two "principals" are the only rear guard for the formation. (The guy in the middle of the formation with the high-and-tight seems to be a medic.)

Why did these two guys need to be escorted anywhere after a "lone-nut" shooting at another venue? Why do they seem to peel off the formation at the end of the video?

"Police" pointing their weapons at a crowd of tourists, rather than keeping their weapons at low ready?

I'd sure like to hear what Sheriff Lombardo has to say about this.


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Sam J.October 29, 2017 1:58 AM UTC

Whether it's true or not I can't say but I read that SWAT or whoever they are went into the casino even while the shooting was still going on and...took all the video camera footage out of the building. Notice all they're carrying is a stretcher and one guy has a little bag.
BobOctober 28, 2017 11:36 PM UTC

Meantime, someone has done a good analysis of the helicopters and the confusion between navigation strobes and what was popularly (can I toss in a mea culpa?) interpreted as muzzle flash.
BobOctober 28, 2017 10:23 PM UTC

With the caveat that Hitler liberalized gun rights (strictly controlled during the Weimar Republic) for Germans but not Jews, Steven Segal has it right:
ShepOctober 28, 2017 9:54 PM UTC

Contrary to the heading, this motley crew is not a "SWAT team", but an ad hoc collection of various LEOs. The yellow shirt is worn by the units of LVPD that patrol the Strip, and the brown uni worn by the copette seems to be their standard patrol garb. The cops in the cool-guy camo probably ARE members of some SWAT/ERT/HRT unit, but those officers tend to stick with their units during any deployment, and it would be rare to find them mixing with the common folk.

Just a thought: It would certainly not be impossible for a private mercenary unit or a Federal covert ops crew to outfit themselves in local PD uniforms as a misdirection ploy while they do that voodoo they do. Could the two males at the rear of the formation be the bagmen for whatever Paddock was involved in, and whoever-the-hell-they-are are clumsily escorting them away from prying eyes?