The Atlantic City casino in New Jersey shut down its operations Thursday, leaving thousands of employees stranded.
Officials at the New Jersey Casino Control Commission (NJCC) confirmed that the Las Vegas casino is closed, with no additional information.
The agency said the closures were related to a “safety assessment” of the casino’s ventilation system.
Authorities closed the entire Atlantic City Mall area and surrounding areas around the casino.
Officials are advising residents to stay away from all businesses, including casinos and casinos resorts, and the casinos’ parking lots.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.