Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend returns to US for questioning

The Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend returned to the US overnight after a week-long trip abroad and was met by investigators seeking to question her for clues to what drove Stephen Paddock to slaughter 59 people from his high-rise hotel suite.

More than two days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, the question of why someone with no known record of violence or crime would open fire on a country music festival was unanswered.

1 NEWS US correspondent Rebecca Wright with the latest from Las Vegas. Source: 1 NEWS

Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, 62, who was in the Philippines at the time of the bloodbath, was met by FBI agents at the Los Angeles airport according to a law enforcement official.

There is now a much clearer picture of the fire power and huge arsenal of weapons assembled by Stephen Paddock. Source: 1 NEWS

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, who has called Danley a "person of interest" in the attack, said that "we anticipate some information from her shortly" and that he is "absolutely" confident authorities will find out what set off Paddock.

This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Marilou Danley who is being brought back to the US for questioning in relation to the Las Vegas mass shooting.
This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Marilou Danley who is being brought back to the US for questioning in relation to the Las Vegas mass shooting. Source: Associated Press



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1 NEWS US correspondent Rebecca Wright with the latest from Las Vegas. Source: 1 NEWS

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Teen to appear in court after bus driver stabbed in South Auckland

A 15-year-old boy is due to appear in court today after a bus driver was stabbed in Manurewa last night.

He was arrested after emergency services were called to the incident on Browns Rd at around 4.45pm after the driver was stabbed in the stomach and neck.

He remains in a critical condition at Middlemore Hospital. 

The teenager will appear in the Manukau Youth Court. 

A 20-year-old was arrested at the same time on an unrelated matter. 

The driver of the bus has been taken to hospital in a serious condition, after the stabbing in Manurewa. Source: 1 NEWS