2 dead, 6 injured in ‘unprovoked’ stabbings on Las Vegas Strip; suspect arrested

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Two people were killed and several others injured in a reportedly unprovoked stabbing attack Thursday morning near the Wynn hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said.

Officers received a report of a stabbing with multiple victims in front of a casino in the 3100 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard around 11:42 a.m., the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a tweet.

Eight victims were identified, and a suspect has been taken into custody, authorities said. The suspect, identified as Yoni Barrios, 32, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on suspicion of two counts of open murder with a deadly weapon and six counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, according to police.

“This was an isolated incident,” Las Vegas Metro Police Deputy Chief James LaRochelle said in a news release Thursday night. “All evidence indicates Barrios acted alone and there are no outstanding suspects at this time.”

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