Video shows officer telling drivers, pedestrians roads are closed due to shooter at Mandalay Bay

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 Police in Las Vegas have released more officer body-camera video showing rifle-toting officers taking positions in empty casinos, searching hotel rooms and directing tourists away from the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

An officer in one of 34 clips made public Wednesday under a court order advises pedestrians that most of the Las Vegas Strip is closed due to an active shooter at the Mandalay Bay resort.

On one of the videos, numerous people can be seen getting out of their vehicles to approach the officer and ask them why they’re stuck in traffic.

The officer calmly tells them that W. Tropicana Avenue and S. Las Vegas Boulevard is closed because police are investigating an active shooter at Mandalay Bay. 

Thirty seconds into the video you can see the officer consoling one of the drivers, a woman who sobbed as she waited in traffic.  She told the officer she heard the bullets all around her.

The gunman killed 58 people and injured more than 800 at an outdoor concert venue nearly a year ago.

The new videos shed no new light on the investigation that Sheriff Joe Lombardo declared closed last month with no motive found.

Authorities say Stephen Paddock was the only shooter and his attack didn’t involve terrorism.

An FBI report is expected by the end of the year.

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