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Mandalay Bay guard is laying low to avoid media spotlight

October 18,2017 17:26

MGM Resorts International suggested Tuesday that the Mandalay Bay security guard was simply laying low in an effort to avoid the media attention brought on by his role in the Las Vegas massacre. While reports emerged this week saying Campos was ...


Jesus Campos apparently isn’t missing after all.

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MGM Resorts International suggested Tuesday that the Mandalay Bay security guard was simply laying low in an effort to avoid the media attention brought on by his role in the Las Vegas massacre.
While reports emerged this week saying Campos was missing — after he failed to show up for an interview on the Sean Hannity show, as well as other scheduled appearances on CNN, CBS, ABC and NBC — hotel officials told The Post that this was not the case.
“Jesus Campos wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing,” an MGM spokesperson said. “He’s asked that everyone respect his request for privacy. We could not be more proud of Jesus.”
Las Vegas authorities also confirmed Tuesday that Campos had not disappeared, telling Fox News that they were aware of his whereabouts, but refusing to give further details.
“He is a victim in this and we don’t discuss victims,” a spokesperson said.
One of the reasons why many people thought Campos was missing was due to the fact that his union boss, David Hickey, president of the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America, told reporters on Monday that he hadn’t seen or heard from him in four days.
“We have had no contact with him,” Hickey told the LA Times. “Clearly, somebody knows where he is.”
Campos was reportedly investigating a door alarm that had sounded on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino when he was shot in the leg by Stephen Paddock, the man behind the Las Vegas massacre.
Cops initially referred to him as a “hero” — saying he intervened about midway through the mass shooting and caused Paddock to stop shooting. But officials later changed the timeline and claimed that he had actually been targeted before the killing started, not after.
Authorities and hotel staff have said that Campos immediately told his dispatchers about Paddock after being shot, prompting Mandalay Bay to notify Las Vegas police. What remains unclear, though, is why officers took more than 10 minutes to arrive on the 32nd floor.

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