LAS VEGAS, NV – Sources familiar with the horrific and unprovoked stabbing incident that took place on the Las Vegas Strip told Fox News that the suspect is in the United States illegally.
The suspect in the deadly mass stabbing attack in Las Vegas is an illegal migrant from Guatemala with a prior California criminal history. https://t.co/Jgzreft1Fr
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 8, 2022
The source, who is with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Department, said that the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Yoni Barrios, is a Guatemalan national with a criminal record in the state of California.
Preliminary investigations allege that Barrios stabbed eight people, a mix of tourists and residents, just after 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, October 6th, on the sidewalk near the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel.
According to officials, two residents, 47-year-old Brent Allen Hallett and 30-year-old Maris Mareen DiGiovanni, were fatally stabbed. As of this writing, the other victims remain hospitalized as they continue to be treated for their injuries.
The incident began after Barrios asked a group of women dressed as showgirls to take a picture of him with a knife. When the women politely declined, he used his knife to start stabbing people.
According to a police report obtained by KKTV, the suspect told police that he “thought the women were laughing at him and making fun of his clothing.” After stabbing DiGiovanni, he reportedly fled and allegedly killed Hallett, with what police have described as a “large knife with a long blade.”
NEW: Per ICE source, the suspect charged in a mass stabbing on the Las Vegas strip that left 2 dead & 6 others injured is a Guatemalan national in the U.S. illegally, & he has a criminal record in California. I’m told ICE had no record of 32 y/o Yoni Barrios before this. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/y6VrDQyTOt
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) October 7, 2022
Among the others who were injured in the stabbing frenzy, one victim underwent surgery and remains in critical condition. Two victims are still in serious condition and the remaining three are said to be in fair condition.
Barrios was detained by Sands security guards and Metropolitan Police officers while running on a Strip sidewalk. Authorities confirmed that there were no other suspects involved.
On Friday, October 7th, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said that Barrios will be charged with two counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder when he appears in court.
In a statement to Fox News, DiGiovanni’s brother said that his sister grew up in Spokane, Washington, and had dreams of traveling the world. He added:
“Maris always saw the best in people, always gave them a chance, and always accepted people for who they were. Her huge capacity for love led her to have lasting friendships from all over the world. She was a beautiful spirit and soul, and we will miss her for the rest of our lives.”
The suspect charged in a mass stabbing in Las Vegas entered the U.S. illegally and had a criminal record.
These are the dangers our nation faces when our borders aren’t secure and criminals get more support than law enforcement. https://t.co/2P7ROl2M0u
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) October 8, 2022
According to reports, Barrios’ initial court appearance was for bail review and it lasted all of 30 seconds. His bail was denied. Wolfson told reporters that Barrios’ citizen status does not change his stance on the case, adding:
“It really doesn’t affect it at all. Whether he is a citizen or not, we are going to proceed based on the evidence of his case so that has no effect at all. I’m not thinking about deportation right now, I’m thinking about filing very serious charges, based upon the evidence and based upon what you all know occurred just yesterday.”
When asked if he will seek the death penalty, Wolfson said that it is too early to tell. Whether or not they will file intent for the death penalty is a decision they will make within the next 30-60 days.
Wolfson said that the Las Vegas Strip remains one of the safest tourist destinations in America, adding:
“These are isolated incidents, these are random, very unusual incidence we have thousands and thousands of people visiting our strip corridor, our casinos, and they enjoy themselves so I don’t think that there should be a fear for the safety. We have people out there walking right now.”
“But, we do take this seriously. There is increased police presences so we’re always subscribing to provide the best public safety atmosphere that we can.”
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Where’s the media? Teenager murdered during random “mass stabbing” attack while tubing on river
July 31st, 2022
SOMERSET, WI – A 17-year-old boy who was tubing down a river has been killed after a man began attacking multiple people in what police are referring to as a random attack.
Four other people were attacked along with the teenager.
NBCNews: A 17-year-old boy was killed and four other people were wounded when a man stabbed them Saturday as the group was tubing down the Apple River, a Wisconsin sheriff says. https://t.co/lSGfC0631V
— The Believer ™ (@maxvaldes) July 31, 2022
Police in Wisconsin have announced the arrest of a 52-year-old man for murder and vicious attacks on four other people while they enjoyed time with friends and family tubing down the Apple river.
The suspect was allegedly with another group of tubers before he began the attack.
St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson reported that the scene was “chaotic” and would be one that no one who witnessed the event would forget. At this time, Sheriff Knudson does not know the exact motive for the mass violence attack. Sheriff Knudson said:
“I am sure that anybody who witnessed this will never forget it. It is a tragedy, and I feel really bad for the families.”
When police received word of the attack, they called for mutual assistance from agencies both within the county as well as Minnesota to search the large area that surrounds the river.
Sheriff Knudson said that law enforcement officers were aided by a photograph taken of the suspect by a witness at the scene.
A 17-year-old boy from Minnesota was killed and four others injured Saturday in a knife attack on the Apple River in western Wisconsin. A 52-year-old man from Minnesota was arrested. https://t.co/BTmhBwEesX
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) July 31, 2022
Officers established a perimeter and were able to locate the suspect inside of a wood line roughly a mile away from the scene of the attack.
Sheriff Knudson reported that the suspect was not armed when he was confronted by officers and he was taken into custody without incident. As of this report, police have been unable to locate the knife involved in the incident.
At this point, no one has announced the name of the person accused of the mass violence attack.
People in what is normally a quiet and relaxed area expressed disbelief on social media after the St. Croix Sheriff’s Office announced the incident. One person wrote:
“This is so rare for our area here. There has to be more to this story. Going down the Apple doesn’t have to be and usually isn’t dangerous. Good job everyone for ending the madness but let’s not let this be a continued trend in our absolutely beautiful village.”
A 17-year-old boy from Minnesota was killed and four others in their early 20s were wounded on the Apple River in Somerset, Wisconsin Saturday afternoon, according to police. The Apple River is a popular tubing spot.https://t.co/wQGPIcZXKi pic.twitter.com/4wxjhUd0St
— punga007 (@punga127) July 31, 2022
Another person added:
“My son was there, thankfully he answered right away. He had already left when the incident took place. Until I heard his voice, I was in a nightmare. My heart is breaking for the family.”
Police have not released any information on those who were injured during the attack nor given any indication as to whether the injuries they sustained could be life-threatening.
They also have not released any information as to whether the group the suspect was in any way connected to those that were attacked.
The suspect is currently being held in a St. Croix County jail awaiting further court process which will not happen until at least August 1st.
Police: Woman shot in face by angry ex-husband who saw her post on Tiktok about divorce
CHICAGO, IL: Love knows no bounds. You know what also knows no bounds?
Which is exactly what Raheel Ahmad, 36, proved when he traveled more than 700 miles to his ex-wife’s home in Chicago to shoot her in the head and then kill himself.
His ex-wife, Sania Khan, 29, took to social media to tell her tale of frustration, disappointment, and depression over getting divorced. Family members of Khan too expressed disappointment with the idea of a divorce, but the couple went through with it anyway.
Khan went to her Tiktok account and stated:
“Going through a divorce as a South Asian woman feels like you failed at life sometimes. The way the community labels you, the lack of support you receive, and the pressure to stay with someone because ‘what will people say’ makes it harder for women to leave marriages that they shouldn’t have been in to begin with.”
Khan later expressed a bit of optimism in another Tiktok post:
“The few months of any divorce journey is the darkest. It’s full of anxiety, sleepless nights, wondering if you’re doing the right thing, thinking Allah abandoned you, and feeling hopeless.
You are not a failure because your marriage did not work out. Be gentle with your heart during this stage, time does heal all things and it will get better.”
However, her posts did not go unnoticed. Her ex-husband dealt with his own agony of the divorce, which was finalized in May of this year, but he did not cope well with it.
The Chicago-Sun times reported:
“A man traveled from his home in Georgia and fatally shot his ex-wife in her condominium in Streeterville Monday afternoon before turning the gun on himself as officers tried to get inside, according to police reports.
Officers arrived at the building in the 200 block of East Ohio Street around 4:30 p.m. after police in Alpharetta, Ga., requested a well-being check on Raheel Ahmad, 36, the reports state. His family had reported him missing from the Atlanta suburb, where he lived.”
The Chicago-Sun times also reported:
“An officer from Alpharetta told Chicago police that Ahmad and his wife, 29-year-old Sania Khan, were ‘going through a divorce,’ according to the reports. He was depressed and traveled here ‘to salvage the marriage.’”
The officers who arrived to Khan’s condo reported that they knocked on her door, heard a single gun shot and a groan.
When the officers entered the residence, they found Khan on the floor nearby with a gun shot wound to the back of head, her face covered in dried blood.
Ahmad was found in the bedroom, also with a gun shot wound to the head, along with a note. The medical examiner’s office ruled Khan a homicide, and Ahmad a suicide.
The Chicago-Sun Times also reported:
“Khan was a photographer who specialized in shots of weddings and happy couples. She wrote on her professional website that her work was dedicated to capturing “life’s most precious moments.”
Grant, a friend of Khan’s from high school who didn’t want his last name published, told the Sun-Times she was planning to move back home this week ‘to start planning her next move in her photography career.’ He said her death ‘still doesn’t seem real.’”
Khan started her career as a social worker, but then pursued photography on the side. She changed career paths and became a flight attendant to give herself unique opportunities to photograph different scenery and different cultures.
Her lifelong dreams were cut short by a jealous, enraged ex-husband who sought a desperate solution that served no purpose.
Domestic Violence in Chicago
Crime in Chicago has risen dramatically over the last few years. With Mayor Lori Lightfoot behind the wheel, it’s no surprise- especially domestic violence.
In a report issue last month covering domestic violence in Chicago:
“The Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline received 32,363 contacts in 2021, a 9% increase from 2020. This increase was seen across the state, with many counties receiving substantially higher increases in contacts.”
The report continued:
“Simultaneously, overall violence rates increased in Chicago. In 2021, there were 121 domestic violence related shootings recorded by CPD, a 64% increase from 2020.2 More survivors received services, though rates remained below pre-COVID levels.”
If Chicago didn’t embrace such soft-on-crime, liberal policies involving violent crime, perhaps Khan would still be alive today.
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