A man resting at a poker table at a cardroom in Washington State went on a stabbing spree before leading authorities on a high-speed chase, authorities say.
According to a record from The Columbian, Scott Robert Harmier, 41, showed up in court Wednesday on uncertainty of four matters of first-degree assault and also one count of attempting to thwart authorities. He’s being held on a $1.5 million bond as authorities believe he still endangers the area.
Harmier is arranged to be arraigned Dec. 28.
The Associated Press reported that all four sufferers are anticipated to survive, according to authorities. Harmier purportedly stabbed the victims “unwarranted.” It’s uncertain what led up to the stabbings. It’s also unclear what stakes as well as video game Harmier was playing.
” It is with great despair that we share that on 12/12/2022 an unwarranted as well as surprise attack happened at our gambling establishment including our customers,” the cardroom, The Last Frontier Casino, claimed in a statement. “The suspect in question is in safekeeping with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, and also Constable’s Division is embarking on an active investigation right into the matter. Any questions or info regarding this occurrence can be dealt with to the Constable’s Division.”
” Personnels is offered as well as looking into counseling alternatives for any employee or visitors that have actually been impacted by this event,” the cardroom included. “Our thoughts and also petitions are extended to all influenced.”
The Last Frontier Casino site is home to 15 online poker tables.
Harmier purportedly utilized a hunting knife in the assault.
” Patrons and staff members confronted the aggressor, yet he was able to make it to an auto and got away, the constable’s office said,” the Associated Press reported. The succeeding high-speed chase got to rates of 100 miles per hour before the suspect was jailed.
According to the record: “Video from the online casino revealed a male resting at a poker table before reaching down, grabbing something and afterwards standing and stabbing the man next to him 5 times in the head as well as upper body ‘without provocation or warning,’ the sheriff’s workplace said. Numerous individuals attempted to intervene, however the man started turning the knife at them and after that stabbed a lady resting at the exact same table, authorities stated. The suspect chased another male right into the parking lot and also stabbed him when he fell, after that repelled.”