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Ameristar Casino responding to bomb threat

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Ameristar Casinos are responding to a bomb threat.

A call came in to Ameristar’s Las Vegas, Nev., office earlier today, and the company is checking all their properties for bombs including the Vicksburg casino.

“The safety and security of our guests and team members is always our paramount concern,” said General Manager Gerard Hardy in a statement. “We received a threatening phone call, and out of an abundance of caution, worked with the police department to temporarily evacuate the facility to fully investigate the issue. As this is an ongoing law enforcement matter, we cannot offer any additional details at this time.”

Entrances to the casino are blocked off, and employees and visitors have been evacuated.

Look for updates to this situation, and watch our live report on Facebook.

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