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Suspect in lethal mass stabbing at Las Vegas is reportedly an illegal alien from Guatemala
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Suspect in lethal mass stabbing at Las Vegas is reportedly an illegal alien from Guatemala

The suspect arrested in connection to the lethal mass stabbing in Las Vegas, Nevada, was reportedly an illegal alien originally from Guatemala.

The revelation came from Fox News reporter Bill Melugin who cited a source from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The report said that ICE had no record of 32-year-old Yoni Barrios before the incident but that he had a criminal record in California.

The allegedly unprovoked attack unfolded at about 11:40 a.m. on Thursday on the Las Vegas Strip. Witnesses said that a Hispanic man began stabbing people with a large kitchen knife outside of the Wynn Casino and then continued the attack as he walked along.

Surveillance video captured the man running away with bystanders chasing after him.

Barrios was captured and detained by Sands security guards. He allegedly stabbed 8 people, two of whom have died. Three other victims are reportedly in critical condition.

Officials said they believed Barrios was the only suspect involved and that it was an isolated incident.

According to one witness account given to KTNV, Barrios approached a group of Las Vegas showgirls and asked for a photograph while holding the knife but was refused. That's when he began stabbing them, the witness said.

Police have increased their presence on the strip after the attack.

Barrios was charged with two counts of open murder with a deadly weapon and six counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon.

He had only arrived in Nevada from California the day before the attack, according to a news report.

The Republican Party of Nevada tweeted a statement blaming Democratic policies for the heinous attack.

"Yoni Barrios wouldn’t be here if our border were secure. [Democrat gubernatorial candidate] @SteveSisolak wants Nevada to be a sanctuary state so more criminals can come here and hurt Nevadans. How many people have to die before the Democrats will secure the border?" it tweeted.

"Horrific and disgraceful," it concluded.

Here's more about the horrific event:

Suspect Arrested In Las Vegas Stabbing Spree That Left 2 Dead, 6 Injuredwww.youtube.com

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.