Olympic pole vault silver medalist Sandi Morris said she was on lockdown for five hours near the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night.
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Morris attended a performance by the Blue Man Group.
“This is probably one of the scariest things I’ve ever experienced in my life, if not the scariest,” she said in a video posted on her social media. “After the show ended, they made an announcement that the building was going on lockdown, but they didn’t tell us why at first. But as we were sitting there, waiting for how long, we weren’t aware of, I saw on Twitter that there was a shooting going on across the street. So, as we were sitting there, you could hear the whispers start as people were looking at social media and started to figure out what was going on. They had us on lockdown in there for five hours, and we didn’t know when they were going to let us out.”
Morris said she thought they might have to spend the night there as attendees were handed blankets, water and bananas.
“But they finally let us out at probably 4:30 a.m.,” she said. “We had to walk back to our hotel, through Las Vegas, and it was a ghost town. It was very surreal. There were just police kind of lining the streets as we walked back. It was super quiet, and, yeah, so very surreal experience, and I’m just glad that I’m safe.”
British tennis player Laura Robson, a 2012 Olympic mixed doubles silver medalist, was at the country music festival where the shooting took place and made it out safely, according to her social media.
Michael Phelps was at the festival on Friday but not Sunday.
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(This is a photo taken from Friday night) Nicole and I were there with friends on Friday… I woke up this am with texts from a friends and family members making sure we were home and safe… My thoughts and prayers out to the affected family members and friends. #prayforlasvegas