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1 dead, 1 injured in stabbing at University Medical Center

University Medical Center
Posted at 6:15 AM, Jun 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-23 16:23:58-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a homicide Thursday morning at University Medical Center around 1:50 a.m.

Metro Police said the stabbings occurred in the psychiatric ward of University Medical Center. They called it an “isolated incident” and said the hospital remains open.

Two people were found stabbed, both of whom were males in their 20s. One of the men has died from his injuries, while the other's condition is still unknown.

The suspect was taken into custody, though police did not immediately identify him, other than to say he's in his 40s.

They said the man left his hospital room and fatally stabbed a male patient in another room for an unknown reason. The suspect then stabbed another patient in a hallway and was later taken into custody in his room by correctional officers.

Authorities say the suspect and two victims were psychiatric patients at UMC.

"UMC is working diligently alongside the LVMPD to support its investigation into the tragic incident that took place early this morning," The CEO of UMC, Mason Van Houweling, said in a news release.

"Our entire team feels the weight of this tragedy, and words cannot express the profound sympathy we feel for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one following this senseless act of violence," Houweling said.

Full statement from CEO of UMC, Mason Van Houweling below.

Statement from UMC CEO Mason Van Houweling
The CEO of UMC, Mason Van Houweling, makes a statement about the stabbing in the Adult Emergency Department on Thursday morning.

This is a developing story.