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Man prompts bomb scare at Las Vegas casino

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

September 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A popular Las Vegas casino has reopened after a bomb scare forced police to evacuate the building Saturday.Police said a man walked up to the security desk at Arizona Charlie's Hotel and Casino, located several blocks from the Las Vegas Strip.

The man allegedly claimed to have a bomb to have a bomb strapped to his waist and threatened to blow himself up.

After negotiating with the man for nearly three hours, police were eventually able to arrest him.

The bomb squad later determined the device was a fake.

Police did not immediately give a reason for the man's actions.