Mandalay Bay worker directed police to Las Vegas shooter’s room

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 04:57:01 AM. The maintenance worker caught in the initial hallway gunfire of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock said he shut off the elevators in Mandalay Bay and helped to direct police to Paddock’s room.

The maintenance worker caught in the initial hallway gunfire of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock said he shut off the elevators in Mandalay Bay and helped to direct police to Paddock’s room.

Stephen Schuck said he was on a higher floor than Paddock and had come down to check a fire exit door that wouldn’t open, according to an interview Schuck gave on “The Today Show” Wednesday morning.

It’s unclear if this was the same door security guard Jesus Campos was investigating before Paddock shot Campos or if this was the door that Paddock himself bolted shut.

He said Campos yelled at him to take cover and he hid in a doorway as rounds came down the hallway, he said.

Campos had been shot in the leg. Schuck said he used his radio to tell others about the shooting. He later directed police officers to Paddock’s room, shut down the elevators and delivered a set of master keys to the police.

“I’m incredibly blessed,” Schuck said. “Somehow, I came out of there alive.”

A relative of Schuck’s said the interview was arranged by MGM. Through a Joele Frank public relations agency representative, MGM declined to let Schuck speak to the Review-Journal.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not answer emailed questions about how Schuck’s account fits into the most recent timeline of the shooter’s attack Oct. 1.

Contact Wade Tyler Millward at wmillward@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4602. Follow @wademillward on Twitter.

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