Published on: October 6, 2022, 03:53 am.
Last updated: October 6, 2022, 03:53.
Two people are dead and at least four others are injured after a stabbing attack on the Las Vegas Strip this morning. Las Vegas police are investigating the incident, which was reported around 11:42 a.m. in the 3100 block of S. Las Vegas Blvd., which is near the Wynn Las Vegas.
A male suspect was detained in front of the Venetian, south of that location. Apparently his sleeves were bloody.
One patient is in critical condition, two are in serious condition and one is in fair condition, a spokesperson for the University Medical Center hospital told KLAS-TV.
Witnesses at the scene told a KTNV-TV reporter that the stabbings took place at multiple locations and that some of the victims may have been street performers taking photos of tourists dressed as showgirls.
A witness told the KTNV reporter that he “thought he heard three or four showgirls laughing, but it turned out to be screaming.” The witness said he saw “a lot of blood” as one of the apparent victims ran over a footbridge.
The northbound and southbound ramps to Spring Mountain Road are closed, as well as Las Vegas Boulevard, as police investigate. Neighboring streets are also affected.
This is a developing story. Please check back later for updates.