Anti-Terror officers are on high alert for the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight over fears of an ISIS massacre. Las Vegas police are ramping up security ahead of the highly anticipated clash after the death cult threatened to bring terror to the city.
Authorities fear ISIS-inspired terrorists may carry out a Barcelona-style van attack on the city’s iconic strip of hotels and casinos. An ISIS propaganda video featuring images of hotels and casinos in the Sin City has spurred police to increase security for the fight. The footage was released in May – just days after Manchester bomber Salman Abedi slaughtered 22 outside a pop concert.
Now, three months on, the “credible” threat has sparked police concerns for the big fight between McGregor and Mayweather. This weekend hundreds of thousands of boxing fans, including many Brits, will descend on the T Mobile Arena to watch the match. As 20,000 fans flock to the venue, police patrolling the strip will be on standby outside. Security is expected to be tight, with around 5,000 hotel staff advised to inform police of suspicious activity.