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Las Vegas Strip fatal stabbing leaves multiple people injured

LAS VEGAS – A suspect was in custody Thursday after two people were fatally stabbed and at least six others were injured in an attack on the Las Vegas Strip, police said.

The stabbings were reported just after 11:40 a.m. in front of a casino on the Strip near Desert Inn Road, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

In addition to the two people killed, three people were in critical condition and three others were hospitalized, according to Deputy Chief James LaRochelle.

The stabbing appeared “unprovoked,” LaRochelle said, adding that there was no apparent altercation between the suspect and initial stabbing victims. The eight victims included locals and tourists, police said.

“Our hearts are with all those affected by this tragedy,” Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said on Twitter. “At the State level, we will continue to work with partners in law enforcement to make resources available on the ground and ensure the Las Vegas Strip remains a safe and welcoming place for all to visit.”

Police have not yet identified the suspect, but said he was a Hispanic male in his 30s. LaRochelle said investigators believe the suspect is not a local resident.

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