Man Held in "Random" Knife Attack Near Strip

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A man accused of randomly stabbing four people near the Las Vegas Strip told police he was upset after a street argument, so he fetched a 9-inch kitchen knife and attacked people.

Police say a 56-year-old woman underwent surgery for a stomach wound, a man and woman were each stabbed in the lower back and a teen was slashed in the shoulder in the attack about 11:15 p.m. Thursday.

Police say 53-year-old Lee Sanford surrendered a few minutes later at a nearby McDonald's restaurant.

Sanford told police he thought white people were bothering him. Sanford is black.

Police say Sanford also was sometimes incoherent during a police interview following his arrest.

Sanford is jailed without bail pending a court appearance Monday on four charges of battery with a deadly weapon.


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