Engine trouble becomes blessing for postal clerk
After checking into their room at Bally’s Las Vegas, the Anderson couple was strolling up Las Vegas Boulevard toward Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, drawn by the strains of live country music.
“We were actually walking that way,” Jeremy Threet said via phone Monday to The Herald Bulletin. “We didn’t know there was a concert.”
They hadn’t gone far when an urgent warning came over a public address system. The warning was about shots fired and an active shooter situation. Everyone on the street was instructed to get indoors under cover, Threet said.
The couple doubled back to Bally’s, and headed for the restaurant for something to eat.
Minutes later people were running, screaming into and around the hotel. Some people believed a shooter was heading toward Bally’s.
“It was pretty chaotic, people were running, screaming and crying,” said Jeremy Threet, a U.S. Postal Service clerk at the main post office on Raible Avenue. He is attending a postal service conference in Las Vegas. Read more
Jeremy Threet was in Las Vegas one of the APWU events