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National Park Service investigating stabbing in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Posted at 2:20 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 17:22:41-04

National Park Service special agents and U.S. park rangers are investigating a stabbing earlier this month in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

A man was stabbed around 5:45 a.m. Sept. 7 at Stewarts Point in the northern section of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The victim was transported by Mercy Air with critical injuries.

The suspect reportedly fled on foot. A person of interest is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall. He left behind a black backpack with yellow-green trim.

Anyone who was in the area of Stewarts Point on or before Sept. 7 or anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to contact 888-653-0009, www.nps.gov/ISB click on “Submit a Tip,” email nps_isb@nps.gov or message ISB on Facebook at InvestigativeServicesNPS or on Twitter at SpecialAgentNPS. Though persons may remain anonymous, up to $1,000 is offered for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of those responsible.