The attacker opened fire from a high-rise building in Nevada

The attacker opened fire from a high-rise building in Nevada

On Tuesday evening a man opened fire on the eighth floor of a luxury condominium Montage in Reno, Nevada. Before you start shooting, the attacker took hostage.

The incident occurred downtown, where several casinos. Police forces failed to disarm the aggressor before he managed to harm passers-by. According to police, the message about the shooting came at about 19:00.

Arriving at the scene, law enforcers found that the offender barricaded himself in the apartment. Soon militiamen managed to get inside the room, and at 20:00 they announced the arrest of the offender, confirmed the absence of victims among the civilian population and the officers and assured that the threat to public safety is eliminated.

Suspect in the shooting in downtown is detained. Thankfully no reports of injuries to citizens or officers or deputies.

— Reno Police (@RenoPolice) November 29, 2017

No further threat downtown. Please continue to avoid the area while first responders continue on the scene. Thank you for your cooperation.

— Reno Police (@RenoPolice) November 29, 2017

In the ensuing confrontation with the police the shooter was killed. His name was not disclosed — it is only known that it was a man at the age of 25-29 years. It is not excluded that the offender suffered from a mental disorder — judging from the remarks heard by the police, he had visual hallucinations.

Despite the absence of victims, the incident is a clear Association with the recent mass murder in Las Vegas, during which killed 58 people. In addition to the similarity of the methods of attack, in these cases, there is another connecting link.

Las Vegas shooter had an apartment in a residential complex Montage, the window of which opened fire failed killer from Reno. According to the documents, he sold the property in December 2016.

Investigators have not yet found out whether the criminals neighbors, but such a possibility is not excluded.