Accused stabbing suspect scheduled to appear in court

Denise Wong

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Accused stabbing suspect scheduled to appear in court

CREATED Aug. 13, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The man accused of attacking four people with a knife near the Las Vegas Strip will appear in court Tuesday morning.
 
Lee Sanford, 53, is scheduled for his 72-hour appearance at the Regional Justice Center at 7:30 a.m.
 
Police say he attacked four people at random just before 11 p.m. on Thursday.
 
One of those alleged victims was newlywed Laralynn Caldwell, who was visiting Las Vegas from Salt Lake City with her husband, Jackson.
 
The couple had just watched the fountains at the Bellagio when Laralynn noticed a strange feeling on her back.
 
"When I saw the knife, I thought it was a fake knife, and he was just going around doing pranks," Jackson Caldwell told Action News over the phone. "She said hey let's go and she put her hand back there and when she pulled it out there was blood."
 
Lee Sanford gave himself up to authorities just minutes later at a McDonald's on the Strip.
 
Police documents show that when officers asked Sanford why he was stabbing people, he told them that people kept bumping into him and that he was getting angry because of that.
 
Laralynn Caldwell's mother said that her daughter is still undergoing blood tests to make sure she didn't contract a disease after the attack.
 
Lee Sanford faces multiple charges of battery with a deadly weapon.

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