The culprit in a fatal attack on the Las Vegas Strip that left eight victims has been named by police.
According to authorities, Yoni Barrios, 32, has been charged with two charges of open murder with a deadly weapon and six counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon. He has been lodged at the Clark County Detention Center.
At at 11:42 a.m. on Thursday, the incident happened.
Multiple stabbing injuries were reported in front of a casino in the 3100 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard, according to Las Vegas Metro police.
Eight people were stabbed, two of whom eventually passed away, according to the police.
The two victims of the incident were identified as being from Las Vegas: Maris Mareen Digiovanni, 30, and Brent Allan Hallett, 47.
Six patients were still receiving medical attention for injuries at UMC and Sunrise Hospitals as of Thursday night.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan police revealed surveillance footage of the suspect fleeing the scene at a news event that took place in the afternoon.
James LaRochelle, Deputy Chief, stated that this was a singular incidence. There are currently no fugitives and all evidence points to Barrios acting alone.
According to the police, the suspect attacked with a huge kitchen knife.
According to internet records, Barrios is scheduled to appear in court on Friday morning.