Las Vegas Strip stabbing suspect ‘tore up’ security guards

Updated June 22, 2017 - 6:54 am

A man accused of stabbing two security guards Sunday morning on the Las Vegas Strip told police he “tore them up,” according to an arrest report.

The Metropolitan Police Department document indicates Toyer Edwards, 57, stabbed the guards around 7 a.m. after they saw him sleeping on a chair near DJ’s Taco Bar, 3743 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and asked him to leave.

One guard distracted Edwards while the other pepper sprayed him. Police said Edwards pulled out a knife and made “a stabbing motion” at the guards. One security guard was stabbed twice and the second was stabbed once.

They were hospitalized but their wounds were not life-threatening.

Metro said “a very animated Edwards repeatedly told detectives he attacked the pair, telling police, “I tore them up.” It also said he told officers, “He’s lucky, he had angels with him,” referring to one of the victims.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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