Police Seek Woman in Fatal Vegas Hotel Stabbing

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say a scuffle at a Las Vegas Strip hotel lobby turned deadly when one woman fatally stabbed another woman in the neck.

Officer Jose Montoya said the 22-year-old victim collapsed just outside the valet entrance at Bally's hotel-casino and was pronounced dead shortly after the 6 a.m. Friday attack.

Montoya says neither woman was a hotel guest. He says investigators are trying to determine if they live in the Las Vegas area, whether they knew each other and what prompted the fatal argument.

He says police and hotel security officers are interviewing witnesses and checking hotel security video.

The assailant was described as being in her early 20s, wearing dark clothing.

A spokeswoman for Bally's owner, Harrah's Entertainment Inc., declined comment.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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