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Thunder from Down Under performers take down armed man

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Thunder from Down Under performers take down armed man

CREATED Mar 18, 2014

Members of the Thunder From Down Under male revue show took down an armed man after finding him rummaging through their things in the locker room.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Las Vegas patrol officers were dispatched to a showroom inside the Excalibur Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, to investigate a report of possible shots fired.

Arriving patrol officers met with hotel security officers who had a suspect in custody.

A preliminary investigation revealed employees with Thunder From Down Under saw an adult male taking property from an area behind the showroom. The suspect was confronted by the employees and a physical altercation occurred.

During the altercation, the suspect brandished a handgun, and a shot was fired. The suspect was then subdued and held for arriving patrol officers.

No one in the area was struck by the gunfire and employees suffered only minor injuries during the altercation.

The suspect, 24-year-old Joey Kadmiri of Las Vegas, suffered injuries during the physical confrontation and was transported by arriving medical personnel to University Medical Center.

After receiving treatment for his injuries, Kadmiri was transported to the Clark County Detention Center where he was booked on the following charges: Attempted murder with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon and burglary with a deadly weapon.

MGM Resorts released this statement:

"Metro is investigating an incident at Excalibur involving an intruder and performers of 'Thunder Down Under.' One performer had a minor injury requiring first aid treatment at the hotel. Excalibur security officers apprehended the suspect until Metro arrived. We are cooperating fully with investigators. Hotel operations were not impacted and the Thunder show went on as scheduled.'