Tourist stabbed by stranger while playing slots at Golden Nugget in Las Vegas

Posted at 6:27 AM, Nov 05, 2018

A tourist was stabbed while playing slots Monday at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas.

It happened shortly after 1 a.m. A man, who was visiting from another country with his brother, was approached by another man who asked him for a cigarette.

The man then stabbed the tourist in his side with warning or provocation.

The victim's brother chased the suspect but was unable to catch him.

The suspect was later spotted by security guards at Four Queens. They called 911. A patrol unit then spotted the suspect near Fremont Street and Maryland Parkway and arrested him.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and expected to be discharged later today, according to Watch Commander Lt. David Gordon.