Las Vegas' Bellagio put on lockdown following armed burglary

Reports of a shootout and possible burglary at Las Vegas' famous Bellagio casino saw many panicked people running about early on Thursday.

A picture of the shooter wearing a pig mask has surfaced on Twitter.

At least one person was taken into custody as of 2:15 a.m. local time, as police continued to search for suspects.

There were reports that armed men wearing pig masks had stormed the hotel's Rolex store. They are still investigating what appears to be a burglary either at the store or in the world-famous casino itself. Police did not specify in which store the incident occurred; the Bellagio is home to several high-end jewelry and watch stores, including Tiffany, Tesorini, Omega and Harry Winston.

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According to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, three men walked into the Bellagio dressed in "dark, nice suits" and animals masks.

Police said emergency calls initially indicated an active shooter on the scene after witnesses heard gunshots, but Lt.

They tried to drive off, but when the vehicle didn't start, they tried to carjack someone and then tried to run away, the Sun reported.

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