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Man believed to be suspect in Circus Circus murders arrested in L.A.

LAS VEGAS - The man suspected of killing two people at a hotel on the Strip has been arrested, Metro Police said.

The Los Angeles Fugitive Squad took 31-year-old Julius Trotter into custody in the FBI Los Angeles area after a vehicle pursuit early Thursday morning.

Trotter has been on the run since allegedly committing a double murder on June 1.  Metro Police said he killed two tourists visiting the area from Vietnam.

Hotel staff found the couple stabbed to death in their room on Friday morning.  Police think the incident may have stemmed from a robbery.

"He got on the top floor and just made his way down to the floor where it occurred," said Lt. Ray Spencer, Metro Police.

Hotel surveillance video is what led officers to believe Trotter was the perpetrator.  He was seen on the elevator with one of the victim's bags.

Metro Police believes the incident at Circus Circus started as a random robbery.

"We do believe that the person was walking down hallways, checking on additional doors,"  Lt. Spencer said.

Metro's warning hotel guest to remain aware of their surroundings.

"A safety tip to anyone who stays in any hotel in either Las Vegas or any other city, it is a good idea when entering or leaving your hotel room, to make sure the door latches and locks," said Lt. Spencer. 


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