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Police investigating multiple stabbings on Las Vegas Strip


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Police investigating multiple stabbings on Las Vegas Strip

By Jennifer Kastner. CREATED Aug 15, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Three stabbings happened Friday morning outside of Las Vegas Strip hotels and all of them occurred within just a few hours of each other.

Las Vegas police said two people were attacked around 3:45 a.m. near Rue Monte Carlo and Las Vegas Boulevard, which is outside the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.

One person was reportedly stabbed in the head and the other person was stabbed in the arm. The two victims were taken to the hospital but are expected to be alright.

Police said three Hispanic men are suspected behind the attack, and still haven't been caught. The motive is unknown.

"We're all out here at a bachelorette party and we only have ourselves to defend each other, so hearing about something like that is definitely concerning," said tourist Samantha Wayne.

According to officers, another attack happened close to 7:30 a.m. just outside of Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, but the victim wasn't seriously injured.

Police said hotel security approached the suspect, who then threatened them with a knife. The suspect was arrested. As with the first crime, the motive behind the attack is still unknown.

Tourist Bernadette Coleman saw the commotion after the attack, "All these police cars started zooming up. We saw about four to five, I think. Then, of course, the crowds started gathering and shortly after that the ambulance zoomed up."

If you have any information about these cases, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.