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October 30, 2014

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Man arrested in kitchen-knife attack on two brothers

​A Las Vegas man was arrested Saturday after he stabbed two brothers while they sat on the patio of an apartment, according to Metro Police.

Yohandy Gonzalez, 23, left his apartment and walked up to where the brothers were sitting and began to attack Hilberto Garcia with a kitchen knife, leaving him with two stab wounds to his mid-section and one stab wound to the back of his neck, police said.

He was taken to University Medical Center to treat wounds to his heart and liver.

Gonzalez then ran from the scene while wiping down the knife with a white cloth, which he later tossed into a parking lot, police said.

A witness to the attack later led officers to the location of the cloth.

Garcia's brother, Ajustine Perez-Garcia, received multiple stab wounds to his face, arms and chest as he tried to apprehend the suspect, police said.

​Gonzalez was eventually disarmed and taken into custody by officers.

In an interview, Perez-Garcia claimed that he and his brother had never had any contact with the victim prior to the attack.

Gonzalez provided police with conflicting motives for the attack, first stating that the brothers had threatened to kill him and later stating that they had followed him into his apartment.

He later claimed to hear voices and admitted to suffering from chronic panic attacks, police said.

Gonzalez was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, two counts of battery with the use of a deadly weapon and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm.

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