An Iranian woman stabbed her date in the neck whom she had met online in retaliation for the death of Qassem Soleimani in 2020, an Iranian general killed in an American drone strike.
21-year-old Nika Nikoubin was arrested on March 5 for stabbing a man at the Sunset Station hotel in Henderson, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Nikoubin first met the man on the dating site Plenty of Fish.
According to an arrest report from the Henderson Police Department released Friday, a man called police around 10:30 p.m. Saturday from the 14th floor of Sunset Station to report that he had been stabbed in the neck by a woman he met on a dating app Plenty of Fish.
The woman told police she wanted revenge for the death of Qasem Soleimani, who was assassinated during a U.S. Air Force drone strike on Jan. 3, 2020. The arrest report indicated that the woman began to have sex with the man, and after she put a blindfold on him, she reached into her purse and pulled out the knife.
Homeland security detectives added to the Henderson arrest report:
“She advised that there are injustices, in particular the killing of Qasem Soleimani in Iran. Nikoubin stated she wanted revenge.”
The Daily Mail gives us more details of the story:
Henderson Police Department charged 21-year-old Nika Nikoubin with attempted murder last Saturday after she allegedly lured a man she met on the dating site Plenty of Fish in bed only to attack him with a knife, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The victim said he ‘felt a pain on the side of his neck’ and was able to push Nikoubin off him, get out of the room and call 911, police said.
Police said Nikoubin also ran out of the room and told a hotel employee that she had just stabbed a man.
Nikoubin would later tell police she stabbed her date because she ‘wanted revenge’ but hadn’t wanted to kill him.
She explained she wanted ‘revenge against US troops for the 2020 killing of Qasem Solemani,’ according to a police report.
The victim’s current condition was not available, the Review- Journal reported.
According her Facebook page, Nikoubin is a Las Vegas resident that previously worked as a front desk associate at Cycle Bar.
Her bio also said that she attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where was part of the university’s debate team.
A 2020 post from UCLA’s debate team listed Nikoubin as a third year student and said that 2020 was her first year as a JV coach.
On February 23 she checked in to Las Vegas, one of her final posts.
Nikoubin faces charges of attempted murder, battery and burglary of a business.
She is currently being held on $60,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on March 24.