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UPDATE: Las Vegas sniper took potshots at giant fuel tanks near secretive Area 51 airline: report

UPDATE: Las Vegas sniper took potshots at giant fuel tanks near secretive Area 51 airline: report

10/06/2017

By Danika Fears

Government shuttle airline based near airport gas tanks

The two jet fuel tanks Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock fired on from his Mandalay Bay hotel room Sunday are near a secret government-run airline, according to a report.

Paddock fired at the two fuel tanks at McCarran International Airport during his attack on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival -- but didn't cause an explosion.

The massive fuel tanks are located very close to the secret fleet of passenger planes that make up Janet airlines, which the government uses to shuttle workers to intelligence agency outposts like Area 51, according to a RadarOnline.com report.

"Janet is based at McCarran International Airport and its hanger is just beyond a parking lot directly adjacent to those gas tankers," a source told the website.

"It's also a very intriguing angle given Paddock worked for the predecessor of Lockheed Martin (LMT) , one of the U.S. government's most relied upon military aviation manufacturers," the source added.

This report originally appeared on NYPost.com (http://nypost.com/2017/10/05/vegas-maniac-may-have-targeted-classified-government-run-airlines-fuel-tanks/?mod=mktw).

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