One man has been arrested in connection with a brawl on the Strip that led to a man being stabbed in the back late Saturday night.
According to an arrest report from Las Vegas police, 26-year-old Miguel Treto, of St. Azusa, Calif., was booked at the Clark County Detention Center and is facing charges of assault, battery and attempted murder with a deadly weapon.
A fight between two groups of men happened just before 1 a.m. in front of the Quad, 3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
The incident began a couple blocks away on the pedestrian walkway between Ballys and the Flamingo, the report said. A group of men was walking and bumped into another man, who responded by shouting racial slurs, the report said.
After words were exchanged, the men went their separate ways. But the confrontation restarted after Treto’s group came upon the others in front of the Quad a short time later and a fist fight started, witnesses told police.
One of the men brandished a 4 inch black-and-silver pocket knife.
Friends told 20-year-old Tevin Hayes he had been stabbed during the fight. One friend walked him to the Quad’s security office for treatment, and his other friends took off after the men.
Witnesses told police that four men beat up Treto and knocked him out.
During an interview recorded at the hospital, Treto told police they stomped on him while he was on the ground.
Treto said he did not have a knife and was alone when the men confronted him, but one witness told police they saw him with others.
Police found a knife, clothes and blood splatter where medical personnel treated Treto on the Strip. Police believe the clothes belonged to Treto.
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