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Second incident involving shards of glass creates chaos at Las Vegas mall

Shooting fears trigger chaos

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man who police say threw a rock at a Macy’s window inside the Fashion Show mall on the Las Vegas Strip has sparked widespread panic over fears of a shooting.

Wednesday afternoon’s incident marked the second time in days that a smashed window has been mistaken for gunfire.

James Stuckey is facing charges related to Wednesday afternoon’s incident, records show.

James Stuckey faces charges of destroying property, making a false statement to a public officer and resisting arrest. (LVMPD/KLAS)

Officers were called to the store to a report of a person breaking a front window and fighting with security guards, police said. Officers arrested Stuckey several minutes later near the mall, they said.

Police say Stuckey threw a “large boulder” at a glass door, smashing it. A security guard then thought he saw Stuckey pointing a gun at him. A firearm was never found.

Stuckey faces charges of destroying property, making a false statement to a public officer and resisting arrest.

In an unrelated incident last Saturday, a man is accused of throwing rocks at the MGM Grand hotel, which was also mistaken for gunfire and causing panic on the Strip.