Man defends homeless woman in central Las Vegas, is stabbed

Updated August 21, 2017 - 3:49 am

A man was stabbed in the head Sunday night while trying to defend a woman being harassed in central Las Vegas.

Just before midnight Sunday the stabber, a man, was verbally harassing a homeless woman who had a shelter set up near Main Street and Owens Avenue, according to Metropolitan Police Lt. David Gordon.

A passerby tried to intervene, and the man stabbed him in the head with a knife before running away, Gordon said. A suspect was later arrested less than a block away.

The man who was stabbed was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Contact Max Michor at mmichor@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter.

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