Las Vegas suspect asked showgirls to take photo with knife before deadly stabbings, officials say

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A man accused of fatally stabbing two people and injuring six others in Las Vegas asked a group of showgirls at a hotel if they would take a picture with him and his foot-long kitchen knife before the deadly rampage, authorities said.

After arriving from California, Yoni Barrios, 32, took a bus Thursday morning to the Wynn hotel and casino on the Strip to inquire about a job, according to investigators. He approached the showgirls, told them he was a chef and asked if they would take a picture with him and his knife.

Barrios thought they were “laughing at him and making fun of his clothing” and allegedly stabbed two, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrest report obtained by The Times. Maris Mareen Digiovanni, 30, died from her injuries at UMC Trauma Center.

Barrios started running after the attack and later told authorities that he was looking for people to “let the anger out,” according to the police report. He allegedly attacked several people outside the hotel, fatally stabbing Brent Hallett, 47, in the back.

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