1 dead, 1 unhurt in Las Vegas Strip resort parking lot explosion
LAS VEGAS One man was killed and another person escaped injury in an explosion of a small device left atop a vehicle outside a Las Vegas Strip resort.
Police say the blast was not a terrorist act, but an apparent slaying with an unusual murder weapon.
They say the man who was killed and the person who was nearby were employees at the Luxor hotel-casino.
The man was fatally hurt when the device exploded as he removed it from atop a car a little after 4 a-m on the second floor of the parking structure behind the Luxor.
Police say initial reports that it was a backpack were wrong.
There's not much damage around the vehicle -- and the hotel and casino were not evacuated.
The Luxor's a pyramid-shaped hotel at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
It's owned by casino giant M-G-M Mirage -- which is NOT confirming that the man who was killed was an employee.
Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents are involved in the investigation.
Investigations are ongoing and I will bring updated news as it comes out.
Michelle Malkin has a roundup of past events surrounding casinos in Las Vegas and some background.
This incident may or may not have anything to do with al Qaeda terrorism. But this flashback bears noting: Remember the terror casing videos of the Luxor Hotel disclosed by the feds in 2004?[Update] Police believe the victim may have been the intended target. (Hat Tip Hot Air)
More to come....