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Terror threat: How safe is Las Vegas?

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The lights of the Las Vegas Strip are seen from the air in this undated image. (File/FOX5) The lights of the Las Vegas Strip are seen from the air in this undated image. (File/FOX5)
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With all the recent violence, FOX5 on Monday looked into just how safe we are here in Las Vegas.

Mark Rumpler has lived and worked right on the Las Vegas Strip for more than a decade.

“I'll tell you what, I keep an eye out because we have tourists and stuff. I watch a lot, and I have to say our police in the city are probably as good as any police I've ever seen. They're everywhere, and they're really keeping an eye on stuff,” Rumpler said.

It's why he's confident the people of Las Vegas are protected when it comes to terrorism.

“One day last summer a man attacked the people, the tourists with a knife, and I helped to stop him. The police were here in one minute, and I swear it's because of the surveillance,” Rumpler said.

That surveillance is second to none. There’s barely an inch of the city that the cameras don't capture, but police still want citizens to be alert. They say to look out for people who are suspiciously filming things, asking specific security questions, and testing security limits,

“My first time here and I felt a little bit worried, but when I arrived I felt very secure,” tourist Paloma Pereiera said.

Pereiera was a little worried traveling to Las Vegas from Brazil, especially with the recent attacks on our country. But, as soon as she arrived that fear vanished.

“The police, they're on every side of the road, the city. I just felt very safe,” Pereiera said.

And to the cities that were recently attacked?

“They have to be really strong and have faith, and I hope everything will be OK; I pray for them,” Pereiera said.

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