A suspect has been arrested in connection to a stabbing rampage in front of the Wynn Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip that left two people dead and at least eight others wounded on Thursday. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Twitter: “At approximately 11:42 a.m, the LVMPD received a report of a stabbing with multiple victims in front of a casino in the 3100 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard.”
One person was initially declared dead at the scene, while the other victims were taken to hospitals. Capt. Dori Koren of the Metropolitan Police Department updated during a news briefing that two people were pronounced dead, and the surviving victims were taken to hospitals for treatment of their injuries. Three of those victims were in critical condition, while the others are stable. Koren said a large kitchen knife was found on scene and was presumed to be the weapon used in the attack. She added that “the scene is under control. There is not a safety issue at this time.”
Police said the suspect was taken into custody after he was found in front of the Venetian Hotel, adding that he “had a significant amount of blood on his sleeves at the time of the arrest”. The suspect was not immediately identified, and the investigation is ongoing. No motive for the attacks was immediately provided.
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