According to authorities, two people were killed, and six others were injured in stabbings along the Las Vegas Strip by an assailant using a huge kitchen knife.
He was captured on Thursday.
According to Las Vegas police, who said they started getting 911 calls about the stabbings about 11:40 a.m., three persons were hospitalized in critical condition, and another three were in stable condition.
In the other direction from the Wynn hotel and casino.
According to a statement from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Yoni Barrios, 32, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder.
It was unknown at the time if Barrios had a lawyer who could speak for him.
Police reported that Barrios, a non-resident of Las Vegas, was stopped while sprinting on a Strip sidewalk by Sands security guards and Metropolitan Police officers.
According to Deputy Chief James LaRochelle of the Metropolitan Police, “this was an isolated incidence.”
There are currently no fugitives, and all evidence points to Barrios acting alone.
Police stated that although they were still looking into the motivation, they did not think there had been any sort of disagreement before the attacks.
The slain victims were identified as Las Vegas residents Maris Mareen Digiovanni, 30, and Brent Allan Hallett, 47, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.
The wounded victims’ names are not yet available as of this posting.
On the eastern sidewalk of Las Vegas Boulevard, the initial stabbing occurred without provocation. According to LaRochelle, the perpetrator turned south and attacked more people.
Before being apprehended, the man ran and was pursued by 911 callers, according to the officials.
According to LaRochelle, the case is a “hard to understand murder inquiry,” but police found the “big knife with a long blade” allegedly used.
Sheriff Joe Lombardo of Clark County stated that “the Strip is secure” and that there were no other suspects in the investigation.
“Locals and tourists are the victims of this crime,” Lombardo said.