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Security guard stabbed on the Las Vegas Strip

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Joseph Espinonza (Source: LVMPD) Joseph Espinonza (Source: LVMPD)

A security guard was critically injured after a stabbing on the Las Vegas Strip Wednesday morning, according to Las Vegas Metro police. 

Officers responded to the incident just before 7 a.m. in the area of Las Vegas Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road. 

According to Officer Larry Hadfield, of Metro, a security guard approached an "erratic male" who was at a hotel property. The man, identified as Joseph Espinoza, stabbed the security guard in the chest area with a knife shortly after and left. 

The security guard was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, Hadfield said. 

Hadfield said Espinoza may be homeless and is often seen around the area. 

Espinoza was taken into custody a short time later by police, Hadfield said. 

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