LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police have identified the suspect accused in a deadly attack involving eight victims on the Las Vegas Strip.
Yoni Barrios, 32, has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of open murder with a deadly weapon and six counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, police said.
The incident occurred on Thursday at approximately 11:42 a.m.
Las Vegas Metro police said they received a report of a stabbing with multiple victims in front of a casino in the 3100 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard.
According to police, eight people were stabbed, two of which later died.
Brent Allan Hallett, 47; and Maris Mareen Digiovanni, 30, both of Las Vegas, were identified as the two people killed following the attack.
As of Thursday evening, six people were still being treated for injuries at UMC and Sunrise Hospitals.
Surveillance video of the suspect running from the scene was released by Las Vegas Metropolitan police during an afternoon news briefing.
“This was an isolated incident,” said Deputy Chief James LaRochelle. “All
evidence indicates Barrios acted alone and there are no outstanding suspects at this time.”
Police said the suspect used a large kitchen knife during the attack.
Barrios is expected in court Friday at 1:30 p.m., according to online records.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.