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Westgate security guards hospitalized with possible stab wounds

Updated March 13, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Two Westgate security guards were hospitalized Wednesday with possible stab wounds after a scuffle with two people who were in custody on suspicion of fraud, according to Las Vegas police.

The two people were taken into custody about 11:40 a.m. for allegedly defrauding an innkeeper, according to Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Laura Meltzer. While waiting for Metro officers to arrive at the hotel, the guards and two people got into a scuffle, at which point the guards were possibly stabbed, Meltzer said.

The guards were taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center for treatment for minor injuries, Meltzer said.

The two people were in custody, and the investigation remained ongoing Wednesday afternoon. It was not immediately clear what charges they would face in both cases, Meltzer said.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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