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Man stabbed on RTC bus

LAS VEGAS - A man suspected of stabbing a person several times on an RTC bus near the Las Vegas Strip was arrested late Monday night. The victim was hospitalized, but is expected to survive.

According to Metro Police, a fight broke out between two men just before 11:30 Monday night on the 301 southbound bus route.  Lt. David Gordon said the victim was stabbed multiple times and rushed to a nearby hospital. The extent of his injuries was not immediately released.

After the stabbing, the suspect allegedly told the bus driver to stop, and he ran from the bus at Las Vegas Boulevard & Sahara, near the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.

Metro officers found the suspect nearby. According to Lt. Gordon, the man refused to listen to police commands, so officers shot him with a bean bag round, a flexible round fired as a shotgun shell, which is used to stun a subject without dealing a fatal blow. The suspect was arrested.

Lt. Gordon said officers found a pocket knife in a nearby bush, which they believe is the weapon used in the attack.

No one else was hurt in the attack.

Lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard were restricted during the investigation, but the scene was cleared around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.


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