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Man Loses Free Life-Long Buffet Privileges, Commits Suicide At Buffet On Easter Sunday

| by Emily Smith
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A Nevada buffet was shut down on Sunday evening while police investigated an apparent suicide.

A call was made about gunshots around 4:50 p.m. on Sunday at the M Resort Spa and Casino in Henderson. When officers arrived they discovered a man, John Noble, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. While no one was injured, many people witnessed the shooting. Several people who had been eating at the buffer for Easter were shocked by the incident and expressed their shock on Twitter.

“My brother and I were about [7 feet] away from him, but my grandma was about two steps from him,” Sierra Abanilla, a witness, told Review Journal. “I was in shock … I couldn’t think, hear, or feel. It was like my senses stopped working.”

Abanilla said she saw Noble lying on the ground surrounded by a pool of blood. She didn’t realize that she had witnessed a suicide, but simply thought her family was in danger.

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“My mom called the police and I called my dad,” Abanilla said. “I didn’t know what to expect. At the time all we knew was that someone was shot and dead.”

Police later found two suicide notes detailing Noble's reason for killing himself: after awarding Noble with free buffet meals for life, the M Resort Spa and Casino banned him from the property in 2013 for harassing women. Noble blamed the M Resort Spa and Casino and its employees for his depression. A hand-bound stack of notes and documents feature 270 pages, photographs and a two-hour DVD of his troubles.

The parking garage and the surrounding streets were shut down by police following the shooting.

Sources: Review Journal, ABC News 

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