Taped off slots where a patron was stabbed at Muckleshoot CasinoSummary:

  • The stabbing occurred around 1:30 am.
  • The victim was at a gaming table when the attack occurred.
  • The incident appears to be random.

A horrifying incident took place at the Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington, this weekend as one player was randomly stabbed to death as other players looked on. The incident took place at the casino around 1:30 am. It appears as though the victim and assailant are not connected, and it was a random murder at the Washington casino.

Details of the Incident

Guests of the Muckleshoot Casino were enjoying gaming in the early morning hours on Sunday when the attack occurred. The 29-year-old victim was standing at a gaming table when he was cut with a knife. Witnesses say the 31-year-old attacker came up behind the victim and slashed his neck.

The victim remains unidentified and passed away from the attack at the casino. Police report that the suspect appears to have no relationship with the victim, making the stabbing a random occurrence. The call of the attack came to police around 1:30 am on Sunday.

What’s strange in this case is that the attacker did not try to run away or hide. He just attacked and then was arrested by police on the scene. Kolby Crossley, a spokesperson for the police department, stated that it was a scary and terrible situation, with the victim having no idea it was going to happen to him.


The Investigation is Ongoing

The casino has cordoned off the area of the incident, and the investigation is ongoing with police. Investigators will need to try and figure out why the stabbing occurred, but it appears to be a random act of violence.

Plenty of witnesses were on the scene, and cameras were in place that could be used in the investigation. The suspect will also be questioned to try and determine a motive. If the attack is random, it may be determined that the assailant had some mental health issue that led to the attack.

As always, patrons should be vigilant when visiting a casino. In most criminal incidents at gaming venues, the goal is to steal money from the victim. Robberies are the main type of crime that occurs at casinos, and any murder is typically connected to a theft. This is what makes this incident so strange and puzzling to detectives.

Hopefully, in the coming days, police will be able to determine why the attack took place and give some type of closure to the victim’s family. We expect additional information to come to light in the future.

About the Author

Author Sadonna Price has been part of the online casino industry for over a decade, watching it develop and expand across the US. She enjoys playing online slots and table games, as well as Texas Hold’em.