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‘Thunder’ performers subdue shooting suspect at Excalibur, police say

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Steve Marcus

A view of Excalibur taken from a helicopter May 21, 2012.

Updated Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 3:06 p.m.

Joey Kadmiri

Joey Kadmiri

The man lurking behind the scenes at Excalibur might have targeted a better employees locker room than the one used by the performers in the Australian-bred male strip revue Thunder From Down Under.

The man went into the Excalibur tonight, made his way behind the show's stage, where he allegedly snatched items from the locker rooms used by the fit, muscular men who bring howls of delight from their mostly female audiences.

One of the performers noticed the suspect, carrying his loot, as he headed to the hotel's courtyard. The dancer rounded up some of his fellow performers and confronted the man, according to Metro Police Lt. David Gordon.

In the ensuing struggle, the suspect, believed to be between the ages of 25 and 35, fired a handgun once before being subdued by the performers, Gordon said.

One of the entertainers was injured by the weapon, treated and released. No one was struck by gunfire.

The suspect, who has not been positively identified, suffered injuries during the physical confrontation and was transported to University Medical Center. After receiving treatment for his injuries, he was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, and burglary with a deadly weapon, police said.

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