A man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Las Vegas was fatally stabbed after a group of citizens intervened.

A man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Las Vegas was fatally stabbed after a group of citizens intervened to help the victim, authorities said Wednesday.

The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon in a hangar southeast of downtown Las Vegas, city police said in a statement.

Homicide detectives learned the group responded after hearing screams coming from the shed, the release said, adding that detectives believe the victim was stabbed during the response.

All members of the group fled before authorities arrived, according to the statement.

The release did not identify any person involved in the incident.

Patrol officers dispatched to the scene found the man who may have been involved in the stabbing in an alley around the corner from the hangar, according to the release. He was transported to a local hospital and visibly dead.

Authorities asked people with information about the incident to contact the department’s homicide section.


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