The suspect arrested in connection with the fatal mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada was reportedly an illegal alien originally from Guatemala.
The revelation came from Fox News reporter Bill Melugin, who cites a source by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The report states that ICE had no record of 32-year-old Yoni Barrios prior to the incident, but he did have a criminal record in California.
The allegedly unprovoked attack occurred on the Las Vegas Strip around 11:40 a.m. Thursday. Witnesses said a Hispanic man outside Wynn Casino began stabbing people with a large kitchen knife and then continued the attack as he walked.
Surveillance video showed the man running away while bystanders gave chase.
Barrios was captured and arrested by Sands security forces. He is said to have stabbed 8 people, two of whom died. Three other victims are reportedly in critical condition.
Officials said they believe Barrios was the only suspect involved and that it was an isolated case.
According to a witness account given to KTNV, Barrios approached a group of Las Vegas showgirls and asked for a photo while holding the knife, but he was turned down. That’s when he started stabbing her, the witness said.
Police increased their presence on the strip after the attack.
Barrios was charged with two counts of open murder with a deadly weapon and six counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon.
He had only arrived in Nevada a day before the attack from California, according to to a news report.
The Republican Party of Nevada tweeted a statement blaming democratic politics for the heinous attack.
“Yoni Barrios wouldn’t be here if our border was secure. [Democrat gubernatorial candidate] @SteveSisolak wants Nevada to be a safe haven state so more criminals can come here and hurt Nevadans. How many people have to die before Democrats secure the border?” she tweeted.
“Terrible and disgraceful,” it concluded.
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https://www.theblaze.com/news/las-vegas-stabbing-illegal-alien The suspect in the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas is reportedly an illegal alien from Guatemala