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Matthew Mannix Las Vegas news: Caesars Palace hostage suspect Matthew Mannix threatened landlord days before Las Vegas standoff | The Independent
Matthew Mannix Las Vegas news: Caesars Palace hostage suspect Matthew Mannix threatened landlord days before Las Vegas standoff | The Independent


Furniture thrown out of Ceasars palace window as police respond to hostage situation

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The suspect in a dramatic hostage situation at the Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas threatened his landlord in Colorado before going on a drug binge that unfolded in Tuesday’s incident, according to police records.

Matthew Mannix, 35, had an outstanding warrant in his home state of Colorado before he allegedly took a woman hostage at the famous resort. The warrant stemmed from Mr Mannix allegedly threatening his landlord “not to mess with him” because he was “a killer” and a “hunter,” according to Jefferson County court records obtained by FOX 31.

The landlord also told law enforcement that Mr Mannix was in possession of a firearm, which led to four weapons being seized from his home. Due to his previous criminal history, which includes four protection orders against him, he is barred from owning any type of firearm.

Mr Mannix was contacted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office but failed to meet with deputies, prompting law enforcement to issue a fugitive warrant.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s affidavit for his arrest, both Mr Mannix and the hostage victim, who was not named but was described as having been in an on-and-off relationship with her alleged captor, were suspected of having experienced “drug-induced schizophrenia”.

A SWAT standoff was launched after Mr Mannix allegedly forced the woman into his room before threatening to “shoot someone” if they entered. Mr Mannix was taken into custody about five hours later.

He appeared in court on Wednesday where a judge set his bail at $750,000.

Matthew Mannix had outstanding warrant in Colorado for ‘threatening landlord’

Mr Mannix, 35, had an outstanding warrant in his home state of Colorado before he allegedly took a woman hostage at the Caesars Palace hotel.

The warrant stemmed from Mr Mannix allegedly threatening his landlord “not to mess with him” because he was “a killer” and a “hunter,” according to Jefferson County court records obtained by FOX 31.

The landlord also told law enforcement that Mr Mannix was in possession of a firearm. Due to his previous criminal history, which includes four protection orders against him, he is barred from owning any type of firearm.

Four weapons were seized from his home. The report also notes that Mr Mannix called another man and told him he would “take him out.”

His girlfriend told police that he reportedly also had her two firearms.

Mr Mannix was contacted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office over the phone but failed to meet with deputies, prompting law enforcement to issue a fugitive warrant.

Andrea Blanco13 July 2023 15:38

Caesars Palace hostage-taker named as fugitive Matthew Mannix

A probable cause affidavit obtained by The Independent revealed that Mr Mannix was allegedly experiencing “drug-induced schizophrenia.”

A probable cause affidavit obtained by The Independent revealed that Mr Mannix was allegedly experiencing ‘drug-induced schizophrenia’

Andrea Blanco13 July 2023 14:00

What charges is Mr Mannix facing?

Matthew Mannix, 35, is charged with kidnapping in the first degree, coercion with force, destroying property, resisting arrest without a firearm and disregard for the safety of a person.

Andrea Blanco13 July 2023 13:00

Bystander describes terror at Caesars Palace as assailant threw furniture out of window

North Carolina real estate broker Alyssa Hellman told The Independent she was at the Caesars Palace pool with her wife when she heard a loud bang at about 1.30pm.

She said she looked up to see that a window had been broken on about the 10th floor, and a man inside started throwing furniture out onto the concourse.

“We heard a bang and then one of the windows was broken open, and the guy was throwing things out. Lamps, a TV and a minibar. He’s drawn the curtains now,” Ms Hellman said.

Ms Hellman said guests were evacuated from the pool area, but staff did not explain what was going on.

The couple had retreated to a safe distance and said everyone around them seemed “pretty calm and content”.

“We’re tucked back hidden away, closer to the Bellagio,” she said.

Josh Marcus 13 July 2023 12:00

Matthew Mannix’s bond set at $750,000

Las Vegas police also said that Mr Mannix is wanted in Colorado and has four protection orders against him.

He appeared in court on Wednesday and his bail was set at $750,000.

Mr Mannix is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

Andrea Blanco13 July 2023 11:00

Hostage situation lasted five hours

Employees at Caesars Palace first tried to check on the guests after receiving several complaints of noise coming out of room 2128, which they believed to be a domestic dispute.

When security approached the room, they reportedly found a man believed to be Mr Mannix barricaded inside and threatening to “shoot someone” if police tried to breach the room. The threats continued and at some point, a female also yelled that the man “had a knife.”

Mr Mannix was finally taken into custody at 2.40pm PDT. He reportedly told investigators during questioning that the victim was her “girlfriend and he loved her” and that “he would pay for everything that he damaged.”

“[Mr Mannix] was so high that he was paranoid and had a schizophrenic episode where he was yelling random comments and numbers and saying that he would pay for everything because he has a lot of money,” the affidavit read.

Andrea Blanco13 July 2023 10:00

Suspect threatened to ‘pull the trigger,’ report says

When security approached the room, they reportedly found a man believed to be Mr Mannix barricaded inside and threatening to “shoot someone” if police tried to breach the room. The threats continued and at some point, a female also yelled that the man “had a knife.”

Las Vegas Police, a SWAT team and medical responders arrived at the scene to handle the hostage situation. Mr Mannix reportedly refused to let the 26-year-old woman out of the room and continued to open and close the door while allegedly threatening to “pull the trigger.”

The woman eventually attempted to reach the door, but Mr Mannix then allegedly dragged her to the bed “as he body slammed her … and began to have intercourse with her.”

Andrea Blanco13 July 2023 07:30

Man holds woman hostage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

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Andrea Blanco13 July 2023 06:00

Guests evacuated pool area as suspect threw furniture out of the window

The suspect, who claimed he was armed, spent the morning then throwing large objects out of the window of his hotel room, sending guests on the pool deck running for cover.

Bystander video showed broken glass and debris littering various decks at the Caesars.

The relationship between the suspect and the victim is unclear, but the incident was described as a domestic disturbance.

The suspect’s identity has not been released as of Wednesday morning.

Andrea Blanco13 July 2023 04:30

Who is the alleged hostage-taker Matthew Mannix?

The suspect in a hostage standoff at Caesars Palace has been identified as 35-year-old fugitive Matthew Mannix, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

A probable cause affidavit obtained by The Independent revealed that Mr Mannix was experiencing “drug-induced” schizophrenia when he allegedly held a 26-year-old woman hostage inside a room on the 21st floor of the resort on Tuesday.

Las Vegas police also said that Mr Mannix is wanted in Colorado and has four protection orders against him.

Andrea Blanco13 July 2023 03:00

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