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Witnesses describe massive bee attack: "Like a horror movie"

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Witnesses describe massive bee attack: "Like a horror movie"

By Denise Wong. CREATED Aug 5, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police said charges have not been filed against the two men who are accused of throwing rocks at a beehive that swarmed a neighborhood and stung several people.

Nine people had to receive medical treatment and three were transported to the hospital. 

It happened just before 5:30 p.m. on Monday outside of an apartment complex on Topaz and East Tropicana. 

One woman was attacked so badly, witnesses said she collapsed in the street.  

"It was horrifying, it was very horrifying," said one witness. "She got stung so many times. If I got stung that many times, I'd be dead on the spot." 

Ladella Wall saw the whole thing and couldn't believe what was happening. She called 911. 

"I've never seen nothing like that," she said. "Like I said, only in the horror movies, you know. You know how you see them swarm, that's what it was and the bees were from head to toe. I mean, you could hardly see her face or anything." 

Clark County firefighters responded in full protective gear and police shut down the street for nearly a couple of hours.  

One day later, pieces of the hive are still on the ground with a few bees buzzing around it. A lot of neighbors, though, like Ladella are too worried to go near it. 

"I'm too afraid," she said.  

Officials won't release the condition of that woman who was attacked.

Denise Wong

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Denise Wong is a general assignment reporter for Action News. Catch her live reports on Good Morning Las Vegas.