[UPDATE] Man fatally stabs 2 Vietnamese tourists inside Las Vegas casino hotel, police say

A Nevada man was arrested in California this week in connection with the fatal stabbing of two Vietnamese tourists staying at a Las Vegas casino hotel.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, a man and woman were found dead inside their room at Circus Circus last week.

Hotel staff was reportedly called to the room to check on them after members of their travel group reported that they failed to show up for a prearranged excursion.

“When security officers entered the room they discovered the victims deceased and contacted police,” a Las Vegas Police Department media statement revealed.

Police said the victims arrived in the U.S. from Vietnam on Thursday, a day before their bodies were found. They were planning to visit the Grand Canyon later in the day.

Las Vegas authorities revealed that 31-year-old Julius Trotter was arrested on Thursday following a police chase in Los Angeles.

The arrest came after a days-long manhunt that included several updates from police hoping to receive tips from the public, as reported by Fox News.

Video footage believed to show the suspect was used in an addition to a physical description.

“Suspect sought in murder of two people in hotel room at 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd on June 1,” police said. “Suspect is a light skinned black male adult, 25-30 years of age, tattoo just below neckline.”

The hotel and casino is owned by MGM Resorts International. The company provided a statement confirming it would be fully cooperating with investigators.

Court reports identified the victims as Sang Boi Nghia and Khoung Ba Le Nguyen. Police described the crime as a robbery-murder, but initial reports did not include information about expected criminal charges.

[Featured image: Julius Trotter/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department]