At least eight people were stabbed — two fatally — on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday, according to law enforcement.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are investigating the mass stabbing that was reported around 11:42 a.m. outside the Wynn Casino.
Officials said the suspect used a large kitchen knife.
“A man just started stabbing and slashing” according to a witness. pic.twitter.com/MHGt21ddM4— Las Vegas Locally 🌴 (@LasVegasLocally) October 6, 2022
Four people were transported to University Medical Center, KLAS reports.
Scott Krebs, the public relations director at UMC, said that one patient is in critical condition, two are in serious condition, and a fourth is in fair condition.
The suspect has been taken into custody.
#BREAKING Other victims are being transported to area hospitals with unknown extent of injuries. The suspect has been taken into custody. This is an ongoing investigation.— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 6, 2022
There are road closures in the area. Citizens are advised to avoid the area.
Police advised citizens to “avoid the area.”
This is a developing story.