Main Street Station Attempted Murder Involved 30-40 Stab Wounds, Vegas Cops Reveal

Posted on: August 17, 2023, 12:27h. 

Last updated on: August 17, 2023, 07:46h.

A man walking to downtown Las Vegas’s Main Street Station parking facility was slashed repeatedly in the arms and abdomen on Sunday by another man. A dispute between the two led to the bloody conflict.

Las Vegas’s Main Street Station
Las Vegas’ Main Street Station, pictured above. A violent stabbing took place at the property’s parking lot. (Image: Vegas Means Business)

The suspect stabbed the victim between 30 and 40 times, police revealed on Wednesday, based on a medical report.

Security guards quickly responded to the crime scene. They separated the pair and placed handcuffs on the suspect before he was arrested by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers. He was identified as Dylan Ihmels, 25, of Henderson, Nev.

Ihmels was charged with attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon and battery with the use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm.

As of Wednesday, Ihmels remained in custody without bail at the Clark County Detention Center. He is scheduled to next appear in local court on August 31.

The weapon used in the stabbings was described as a “small knife,” Las Vegas TV station KVVU reported.

Argument Over Money

Ihmels told officers the two men got into a “beef over money,” according to Las Vegas TV station KSNV. He refused to provide details.

During the slashings, the victim suffered six large stab wounds to his abdomen and wounds on both arms, the Las Vegas Review-Journal added.

Officers at the crime scene applied two tourniquets on both of his arms, according to the Review-Journal. They also applied a chest seal to stop the victim’s bleeding, KVVU reported. Chest seals are bandages that are often placed on wounds in the chest, neck, or abdomen.

Suspect, Victim Treated By Doctors

The victim was rushed to University Medical Center (UMC) for treatment. Officials did not have an updated condition on the unnamed victim later in the week.

Ihmels also received treatment at UMC for cuts on his cheek, left elbow, and right knee, according to KSNV.

A friend of the victim’s who was walking with him back to the parked car wasn’t injured during the incident.

The suspect and victim had been at the Strat Hotel, Casino & Tower earlier in the day, which is where the argument began, the unnamed friend told police.

Surveillance cameras from the nearby California Hotel & Casino (The Cal) captured the fight and slashings.