Officer-worn body camera footage from the night of the 1 October massacre reveals Mandalay Bay security personnel in the control room were having major radio communication problems and could not reach their own staff into the wee hours.
“We don’t know what the hell is going on because we can’t get any radio reception in this office,” one security officer working in the main control room said at 10:53 p.m. local time October 1, 2017.
A few moments later a security staffer confirmed that they still had no radio communication with their guys who were upstairs in the Mandalay Bay tower.
“We have no radio right now,” he explained. “The radio is dead.”
A time stamp on the video shows that as of 11:30 p.m. there was still no radio signal between the control room and the Mandalay Bay security staff in the building above.
“Right now we can’t even hear what our own people are saying,” said control room security. “We are helpless.”
The footage is shocking, to say the least, and goes to show some of the obstacles the security staff encountered that dreadful night.
Was it negligence on the hotel’s part or something more sinister?
Could the perpetrators of the 1 October attack have purposely jammed radio communications so that it would be difficult for Mandalay Bay security to respond?