A woman awoke in her apartment to find another woman on top of her “stabbing her repeatedly,” according to Las Vegas police on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
A man was taken into custody Thursday morning after allegedly attacking his mother at a home on the southwest side of Las Vegas. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
A man in his 50s was stabbed in the head early Thursday morning in downtown Las Vegas. The suspect is his girlfriend’s father. The man said he and his girlfriend were walking near the Golden Nugget when the incident occurred, around 5 a.m. The man and his girlfriend contacted casino security and he was taken to a hospital with a laceration to his head. Police are not sure of a motive and are looking for the suspect, whose age is unknown.
Sunday’s headlines: man who attempted to run over woman identified, bus driver stabbed by passenger, man killed in road-rage incident identified.
1. The co-owner of two Las Vegas Strip bars is accused of sexual harassment. The Nevada Equal Rights Commission will hear testimony today regarding Yakov “Jackie” Hefetz, a co-owner of Fat Tuesdays, who is accused of slapping a female staffer’s behind and simulating sex acts behind another female staffer. An attorney representing the company said a settlement has not been reached.
2. A man seeking casual sex at a Las Vegas hotel was instead robbed and stabbed in the face. Police reports say a man went to the Wild Wild West to meet a woman he met on the Craigslist’s “Casual Encounters” page. The man went to the woman’s room, where he was cornered by two men. The man was later stabbed in the jaw by one of the men. One man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
3. Fremont Street officials have added new security features following a deadly car attack in Barcelona. Yellow jersey barriers line major crossings around Fremont Street. Clark County is expediting a similar project for the Las Vegas Strip, with 700 steel bollards expected to be installed by early October.
Las Vegas morning update for Thursday, August 10th — VIDEO
1. A bill amended in the Assembly late Friday could run Uber and Lyft out of business in Nevada. The amendment increases insurance requirements, and requires drivers to get business licenses before they begin working. Critics of the amendment say the it would end ride sharing in Nevada, and recreate the old taxicab monopoly.
2. An early morning stabbing has left one man dead in central Las Vegas. The man was chased by another man in a convenience store parking lot, before being stabbed multiple times in the chest. He died just before 1 a.m. at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
3. Police have located the 24-year-old man who was abducted Sunday night in central Las Vegas. Brandon Lujan was forced into a sedan Sunday evening, near Rainbow and Charleston boulevards. Police said there are four possible abductors, none of whom have been arrested. Lujan was found unharmed.