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More details emerge in Fremont Street triple stabbing

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 | 10:50 p.m.

Ariel Palomares

Ariel Palomares

Map of Hennessey's Tavern

Hennessey's Tavern

425 Fremont Street, Suite 110, Las Vegas

Metro Police has identified the suspect arrested Tuesday night after allegedly stabbing three of his co-workers outside a Fremont Street restaurant and bar.

Ariel Palomares, 31, got into a fight with the victims and stabbed them around 9:40 p.m. outside the Hennessy’s Tavern, 425 Fremont St. A police arrest report indicated they had been leaving a work function at Insert Coin(s) and heading toward the tavern. Palomares appeared to be extremely intoxicated at the time, bumping into several people on the walk, the report stated.

The group all worked at a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, officials said. While they discussed where to go next, Palomares threw a punch at one of his co-workers, the arrest report said. The punch ignited a fight, the report said. After being punched in the face and knocked to the ground, Palomares took out a blade and stabbed the three victims, the report said.

He then fled the scene, the report stated.

The stabbing left one co-worker with minor injuries, one with serious injuries and one with critical injuries, said Metro spokesman Bill Cassell. The victims were taken to University Medical Center.

A friend of one of the victims reported the incident to Metro Police, the report indicated. Police found in a garbage can a bloodstained three-inch, black handle folding knife with "Dad" written on it, the report stated. Palomares ran to 3rd Street and Lewis Avenue and called a friend, who directed police to Palomares’ location, where they arrested him, the report said.

Palomares later told police that he had drunk an entire bottle of vodka prior to visiting friends at Insert Coin(s), and did not remember anything that happened after leaving the bar, the report said. The report said Palomares admitted to owning a black folding knife with "Dad" written on it, but he could not remember how it ended up in a garbage can.

Palomares, 31, has been booked on three counts of battery with a deadly weapon.

Palomares is at the Clark County Detention Center, where his bail is listed at $60,000. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

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  1. "A police arrest report indicated they had been leaving a work function at Insert Coin(s) and heading toward the tavern."

    Insert Coin(s) rules that block! The Beat has been taken over by yuppies and the El Cortez security nazis act like the entire area is their turf.

    "Hell is empty and all the devils are here." -- William Shakespeare "The Tempest"

  2. "Are these losers really walking around with switchblades?"

    TomD -- you again seem to have trouble with the concept of what it means to enjoy one's liberties protected by our Constitutions. Both the federal Second Amendment and our state equivalent guarantee a person may carry a weapon primarily for self-defense. If the facts in this article are true Palomares clearly acted offensively and lost that freedom.

    "If the exercise of constitutional rights will thwart the effectiveness of a system of law enforcement, then there is something very wrong with that system." -- Escobedo v. State of Illinois, 378 U.S. 478, 490 (1964)