Las Vegas Stabbing

At around 11:42 am on October 6th, police were called to the scene of the Wynn hotel and casino at a Las Vegas Strip when reports of multiple stabbings came in. Upon arrival, eight victims were identified, two of which were dead on arrival. “As of 2 pm, 3 people were taken to the intensive care unit, in critical condition,” Las Vegas Metro Police Capt. Dori Koren stated in a brief after the fatal stabbing. The crime seems to be a random act of violence, as Las Vegas Metro Police Deputy Chief James LaRochelle said “The initial stabbing occurs on the sidewalk area [and] appears unprovoked,” and the victims (a “combination of tourists and locals” according to sheriff Sheriff Joe Lombardo) were not specifically targeted. The kitchen knife was recovered at the scene, but the suspect fled on foot, and was promptly stopped by a casino security guard, according to Las Vegas police officers. The suspect was later identified as a male in his 30s, and “did not appear to be from Los Vegas.” The investigation is ongoing.


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My name is Stephen Pellathy, I am an 8th grader here at City. I enjoy writing about current events and foreign politics in general.

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