LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police say the suspect who stabbed a security guard at the Palazzo casino-hotel is now in custody.

The stabbing happened at the Las Vegas Strip property just before 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the homeless man was acting erratically on the casino floor when security approached him.

The guard was stabbed in the chest and taken to the hospital in critical condition, though he is expected to survive.

The suspect was then found across the street near the Treasure Island and Mirage resorts.

Police say he was arrested without incident thanks to security footage across the famous resort corridor.

SHARE
Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.