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Man stabbed to death on Strip pedestrian bridge, police say

Updated March 28, 2022 - 6:44 am

A man was stabbed to death on a Strip pedestrian bridge this weekend, police said Sunday.

Police were called to the pedestrian bridge at Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue, near the 3900 block of Las Vegas Boulevard South at 9:39 p.m. Saturday, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Greg Everett said.

Arriving officers found a man who had been stabbed, and he was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Officers also spotted another man, identified as 58-year-old Freddy Allen, holding a knife, according to a Sunday news release. He was arrested after initially running from officers, police said.

An investigation found that Allen and the victim had been in a “verbal altercation over an interaction with a dog the night before,” according to the release.

On Saturday, the two got into an other fight, after which Allen stabbed the victim, police said.

The man killed is expected to be identified by the Clark County coroner’s office once relatives have been notified.

Allen was scheduled to appear in court on Monday morning, according to jail records.

Contact Jonah Dylan at jdylan@reviewjournal.com. Follow @TheJonahDylan on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer David Wilson contributed to this report.

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