By  on February 23, 2010

A suspect has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing last week of an unidentified man attending the MAGIC Marketplace trade show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

The suspect, identified by police as Phongsak Chiaravanont, 28, of Rialto, Calif., also was charged with battery with a deadly weapon, possibly a broken bottle. He was being held without bail.

The stabbing occurred at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday during a verbal altercation in the trade show’s Street section, which focuses on urban contemporary sportswear. The victim was treated for multiple wounds and is recovering.

Police seized the suspect at an intersection near the convention center.

A MAGIC spokesman said the suspect and victim knew each other and, “The incident was handled quickly and the show was not impacted.”

Gordon Absher, a spokesman for MGM Mirage, which owns the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, said the resort was cooperating with Las Vegas police. “We have a vested interest in keeping our resorts, our guests and our employees safe,” he said.

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