Man Arrested For Making Loud “Gunshot-Like” Noises at Vegas Airport – IOTW Report

Man Arrested For Making Loud “Gunshot-Like” Noises at Vegas Airport

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A California man who was jailed in Las Vegas on suspicion of causing a loud noise that sparked panic and travel delays at Harry Reid International Airport, US had been arrested at the airport less than 24 hours earlier for allegedly causing a disturbance near a ticket counter.

The sharp sound of a door closing or a trash can toppling – apparently mistaken for gunfire – caused passengers to abandon security lines about 4.30am on Sunday (local time). More loud noises reverberated through the airport’s busy Terminal 1 as metal posts were knocked over in the chaos, Las Vegas police Officer Larry Hadfield said.

Stefan Mathias Hutchison’s alleged role causing the sound was not immediately described.

“The initial sound was a door or trash can falling,” Hadfield said. “That triggered patrons to leave lines, which caused stanchions to fall, causing a succession of loud sounds.”

No serious injuries were reported by airport officials, but social media posts showed people running and, later, crowded in concourses of the terminal that serves most domestic flights.

Dozens of commercial flights in and out of Las Vegas were cancelled or delayed throughout the day, and thousands of people were affected. Passengers who had been screened by Transportation Security Administration were required to re-screen at security checkpoints before boarding their flights.

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16 Comments on Man Arrested For Making Loud “Gunshot-Like” Noises at Vegas Airport

  1. We’ve become lemmings.
    I don’t think even sheep panic at the sound of trash-can lids being dropped.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

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  2. @TRF Stroh’s was never as good when they closed the Detroit brewery and started making it elsewhere. 🙂

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  3. There are dozens of sound effects apps for your phone. I searched it as soon as the article said they did not say how he made the noises. Would work great in a wide open place like an airport. Get ready for legions of copycats.

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  4. Thank goodness he didn’t make the sound of an elastic exercise band snapping…Passengers might have gotten black eyes.

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  5. SNS
    AUGUST 16, 2022 AT 5:27

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  7. Tony R
    AUGUST 16, 2022 AT 11:39 AM
    SNS
    AUGUST 16, 2022 AT 5:27

    “That photo of Linda Hamilton looks oddly like the one of Jill Biden from yesterday, (from the neck up), with the aviator glasses.”

    …yes, i put it in the wrong thread.

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