Four Las Vegas showgirls were among eight people stabbed during a horrific knife rampage outside a casino that left two people dead.
Two people were killed while three others were in critical condition at a nearby hospital.
The horror unfolded around 11.40am local time.
The entertainers were said to have been outside the Wynn greeting tourists when the crazed knifeman launched the vicious attack.
The suspect reportedly had a kitchen knife and told the showgirls he was a chef that wanted to take a photo with them.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s.He is not a resident of Las Vegas. Officials said that they have not confirmed his identity.
When the showgirls refused, the stabbings started, recounted a woman who said four of the injured showgirls worked for her.
A total of eight were hurt, according to Captain Dori Koren of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.The remaining three are in stable condition.
The suspect was arrested ‘very quickly,’ said Koren.
Tourists are among the victims, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo later told the media.
During that press conference, Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief James LaRochelle said that the suspect started stabbing without provocation.
He said that authorities are in possession of a video showing the suspect leaving the scene and running down Las Vegas Boulevard heading towards Sands Boulevard.
The man was held by Sands security guards until the police arrived.
Video shown by officials at a press conference hours after the stabbing showed the suspect fleeing the scene
Pierre Fandrich told 13 Action News he thought he heard showgirls laughing, but they were in fact screaming
A victim of the brutal knife attack on Las Vegas strip was rushed away on a stretcher by members of Clark County Fire Department
The suspect, who is now in custody, reportedly had a kitchen knife and told the showgirls he was a chef that wanted to take a photo with them
An area cordoned off outside the Palazzo casino after the stabbing on Las Vegas strip around 11.45am