Patient at Vegas Hospital Fatally Stabs 1 Person, Wounds Another
LAS VEGAS—A knife-wielding psychiatric patient fatally stabbed one man and wounded another inside a Las Vegas hospital Thursday, according to police.
The stabbings occurred in a secured area where psychiatric patients are treated at University Medical Center, said Lt. Jason Johansson, a spokesperson for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.
Johansson said how the suspect, a man in his 40s, who obtained the knife was under investigation.
The suspect’s name wasn’t immediately released by police and neither were the identities of the two stabbing victims, both men in their 20s.
Johansson said the suspect left his room early Thursday morning and went to an adjacent one and got into an argument with the first patient, who was in soft restraints when he was attacked and fatally stabbed….
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