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Police Arrest Stabbing Suspect After Brief Pursuit
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LAS VEGAS -- A suspected car thief led police officers on a brief pursuit Thursday morning which ended in a crash in an East Las Vegas neighborhood.

Metro Police say the incident started around 7 a.m. near Russell Rd. and Stephanie St. when the suspect stole a truck after stabbing the truck's owner.

Police say the suspect dropped his identification at the stabbing scene which allowed police to locate his home address. Police called off their pursuit and sent up their helicopter to look for the suspect. A Metro helicopter pilot located the suspect near his home at Harmon Ave. and Mountain Vista St. where he had crashed into another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle is expected to be okay.

The stabbing victim and suspect were both transported to Sunrise Medical Center. Their conditions are unknown.

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