Boston police stepping up security after Las Vegas shooting

Calvin Saunders
October 7, 2017

TMZ reports Paddock booked one room at the Blackstone Hotel, 636 S. Michigan Av., for August 1 through August 6.

The rooms Paddock secured at the Blackstone Hotel offered a clear view of the outdoor festival, according to the Chicago Tribune.

According to the NBC report, Boston police were aware of the reports and were working with federal officials.

The weekend before the massacre, he rented a room through Airbnb at the 21-story Ogden condominiums in downtown Las Vegas and stayed there during a music festival below that included Chance the Rapper, Lorde and Blink-182.

The weekend before the Las Vegas shooting, Paddock checked into a 21st floor apartment at the Ogden hotel in Las Vegas, rented via Airbnb, that overlooked the Life is attractive music festival, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo revealed this week.

The Las Vegas gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in recent United States history also had researched possible attack locations in Boston and Chicago.

After buying a plane ticket for Danley to the Philippines, Paddock wired $100,000 to her just a week before his murderous rampage.

The Blackstone Hotel released a statement Thursday saying that it's cooperating with authorities.

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If the killer had put his plan into execution, the shooting would no doubt have been even more deadly: the location of the scenes would have made it hard to leak to the public, and it is also significantly more numerous than in Las Vegas.

"I think about it from the perspective that if it happened now, how do you get out of where you are?" he said.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse told reporters Wednesday the investigation, so far, hasn't given agents any sense of what inspired Paddock to perpetrate Sunday's attack.

He had no criminal record, no known history of mental illness and no outward signs of social disaffection, political discontent or extremist ideology, police said.

Investigators were looking into the possibility that Paddock planned additional attacks, including a auto bombing, a federal law enforcement officials said.

Ultimately, Paddock was able to amass 33 weapons during 2016, and some investigators said even that is not unusual.

Lolla has only two exits during the day (they open others up at night after the concerts end). Paddock killed himself before a SWAT team could enter his hotel room.

"There's all kinds of things that surprise us in each one of these events". "We have a lot of work to do".

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