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Mandalay Bay Staff Had Multiple Interactions With Las Vegas Shooter Before Massacre

Staff at the Mandalay Bay hotel interacted with Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock just days before as well as on the day he killed 58 people and injured 500 others at a country music concert on the strip last October, MGM Resorts International told The Las Vegas Review Journal on 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 response to emailed questions about any future changes in hotel room policies from the Review Journal.

The MGM Resorts spokesperson added, “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.”

Questions about Paddock’s interactions with hotel staff arose when news surfaced that law enforcement found 23 weapons in Paddock’s sniper’s set up on the 32nd floor of his Mandalay Bay suite.  No official motive, however, has been declared as to why Paddock engaged in the massacre.

“MGM Resorts is focused on supporting the health and welfare of our guests. 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. In addition, our staff reserves the right to enter the room if it is deemed appropriate to conduct a welfare check,” an MGM Resorts International spokesman told The Daily Caller in an e-mail statement.

“Importantly, as it relates to the terrible tragedy on October 1, 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. As a result of these interactions, there was no need to conduct a welfare check. Further, 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.”

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