A suspect charged in a mass stabbing on the Las Vegas strip that left two dead and six others injured is a Guatemalan national in the U.S. illegally. He has a criminal record in California. ICE had no record of 32-year-old Yoni Barrios before this.
California didn’t report this loser to ICE.
Barrios stabbed eight people — a mix of tourists and residents — just after 11:40 a.m. local time on the sidewalk near the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, police said. Two people — Las Vegas residents Brent Allan Hallett, 47, and Maris Mareen DiGiovanni, 30 — died, officials said.
Barrios stabbed his victims so he could “let the anger out,” according to an arrest report.
The suspect, who had recently arrived in Las Vegas, chose his targets randomly, a source told ABC News.
The attacks started outside a Las Vegas casino at midday Thursday. Detectives believe there was an exchange of some sort between the suspect and the first victim, Maris Mareen Digiovanni, a street performer, before the stabbings, the source said.
NOW: Stabbing spree suspect makes his first court appearance. Yoni Barrios is facing 2 counts of open murder and 6 counts of attempted murder. He arrived in Vegas two days ago from California. Next court appearance set for Oct. 11@FOX5Vegas pic.twitter.com/o9wBBFkKYw
— Lauren Martinez (@LMartinezNews) October 7, 2022
ABC News mentioned he recently came from Guatemala:
Surveillance footage captured the suspect, 32-year-old Yoni Barrios, briefly going inside the Wynn Casino, before he approached a group of performers, including Digiovanni, who were standing outside nearby, according to an arrest report.
He reportedly told detectives he asked to take a picture with them, removing a black carbon knife from a suitcase and telling the women he was a chef, according to the arrest report.
In interviews with police, the surviving performers said he made them feel uncomfortable, according to the police report. Barrios reportedly told police he thought they were laughing at them and making fun of his clothing. He became angry and stabbed the first victim in the chest, according to the report.
“Barrios started running and looking for groups of people so he could ‘let the anger out,’” the arrest report stated…
THREE REMAIN IN CRITICAL CONDITION
…Three victims were in critical condition and another three in stable condition Thursday night, police said.
The initial stabbing, which took place around 11:40 a.m. local time, occurred on the sidewalk along Las Vegas Boulevard, Deputy Chief James LaRochelle told reporters.
The suspect then proceeded south and stabbed five more victims, and then an additional victim on Sands Avenue, he said. It’s unclear when or where the eighth victim was stabbed…
…The two people who died were identified as Brent Allan Hallett, 47, of Las Vegas, and Digiovanni, 30, of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner.
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