Vegas showgirl is among eight stabbed – two fatally – outside Wynn casino: Knifeman covered in blood is arrested
Las Vegas showgirls are among those stabbed during a horrific knife rampage outside a casino that left two people dead.
The entertainers were said to have been outside the Wynn greeting tourists when the crazed knifeman launched the vicious attack.
Two people have been declared dead while three others are in critical condition in a nearby hospital.
A total of eight were attacked, according to Captain Dori Koren of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.
Horrific videos and pictures shows what appears to be one of the showgirls in a pool of blood outside the resort on Thursday morning.
Cops swooped on the Venetian resort and the crazed knifeman was arrested with blood coated all over his sleeves.
A victim of the brutal knife attack on Las Vegas strip was rushed away on a stretcher by members of Clark County Fire Department
An area cordoned off outside the Palazzo casino after the stabbing on Las Vegas strip around 11.45am
A victim is tended to by first responders in front of the casino where the stabbing took place
Medics were seen desperately working on her in front of horrified onlookers while other images showed a woman being whisked away on a stretcher.
At least one of the victims was transported to University Medical Center, where loved ones were seen going in in tears.
A witness said: ‘A man just started stabbing and slashing.’ Maxime Wallace, a tourist from Montreal, said ‘everything happened so fast it was hard to see.’
Pierre Fandrich told 13 Action News he thought he heard showgirls laughing, but they were in fact screaming. When he saw the blood he assumed one of them had fallen from a nearby bridge.
At least one of the victims was transported to University Medical Center, where loved ones were seen going in in tears
There were ten officers outside of Wynn casino, potentially looking for some kind of weapon.
The incident allegedly occurred between Wynn and the Resorts World Casino, two major tourist attractions in the city.
Multiple casinos in the area reportedly shut down their entrances in the wake of the attack.
At least some of those targeted in the attack were showgirls. Showgirl are often positioned on the Las Vegas strip and pose for photographs with tourists.
Las Vegas police said: ‘At approximately 11:42 a.m., the LVMPD received a report of a stabbing with multiple victims in front of a casino in the 3100 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard.
‘At this time, at least six victims have been located. One victim has been declared deceased.
‘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. There are road closures in the area. Citizens are advised to avoid the area.’
(Stock photo) Among those injured in the knife attack were showgirls on the Las Vegas strip