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Stabbing attack in Las Vegas: at least 6 victims located in front of a casino on the Strip; 1 dead, according to LVMPD

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — One person died and at least five others were injured Thursday in what Las Vegas police reported as a stabbing in the city’s popular tourist hub.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said its officers responded to a stabbing killing multiple people outside a casino in the 3100 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard around 11:42 a.m.

This block includes the notable Resorts World Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas casinos, as well as a nearby shopping street.

LVMPD tweeted that at least six victims were immediately located, one of whom was pronounced dead.

The police department later tweeted that other victims were being transported to area hospitals with an unknown extent of injuries.

A suspect has been taken into custody and police have closed roads in the area as the investigation continues.

Police say the unidentified suspect had a significant amount of blood on his sleeves at the time of the arrest.

The mass crime event comes five days away from the area, marking five years since a gunman fired on country music festival goers from a high-rise hotel on October 1, 2017.

The incident left 58 people dead, making it the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

FULL COVERAGE: 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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