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Showgirls targeted in Las Vegas stabbing attack after rebuffing suspect's request for photo: report

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The man accused of killing two people and wounding six others in an "unprovoked" attack on the Las Vegas Strip went into a fit of rage after a group of showgirls refused to take a picture with him, according to officials and a local report.

Yoni Barrios, 32, approached the group of women on the famous Las Vegas Strip on Thursday and said he was a chef, local news station KTNV reported.

Holding what police described as a "large knife with a long blade," he asked the women if they would pose for a photograph with him – then began attacking when they rebuffed him, the outlet reported.

Barrios stabbed eight people – a mix of tourists and residents – just after 11:40 a.m. local time on the sidewalk near the Wynn Las Vegas, police said.Two people – Las Vegas residents Brent Allan Hallett, 47, and Maris Mareen DiGiovanni, 30 – could not be saved, officials said.

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