Henderson, NV – A 21-year-old woman is facing charges after she stabbed the date she had met online in retaliation for the 2020 U.S. attack that left Iranian leader Qassem Soleimani dead.
The police report said Nika Nikoubin met her victim on the online dating website Plenty of Fish and agreed to go to a hotel room with him on March 5, the New York Post reported.
Police said the victim picked Nikoubin up at her home and they went to the Sunset Station Hotel and Casino in Henderson and rented a room together.
The police report said that after they arrived at the hotel, Nikoubin took a shower and then went down to the lobby to buy orange juice to mix with the alcohol her date had brought with him, the New York Post reported.
The couple had some cocktails and then began having sex, according to the police.
The police report said that Nikoubin put a blindfold on her victim and climbed on top of him before turning off the lights, the New York Post reported.
The victim told police they had sex for a few minutes and then he felt his partner reaching over to the nightstand.
The police report said the victim suddenly “felt a pain on the side of his neck,” according to the New York Post.
The victim said he shoved Nikoubin off of him and yelled, “What are you doing?”
He said Nikoubin fled the hotel room and that was when he called the police, the New York Post reported.
Nikoubin, who according to her Facebook page is a former cheerleader and debate team coach at University of California – Los Angeles, told police she only meant to hurt her date, not kill him, when she stabbed him twice, according to Heavy.
“She advised that there are injustices, in particular the killing of Qasem Soleimani in Iran,” homeland security detectives said in the report, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
“Nikoubin stated she wanted revenge,” according to the police report.
She told police that before she attacked her date, she listened to a song called “Grave Digger” which “gave her the motivation… to carry out her revenge,” ABC News reported.
Soleimani, head of the elite Quds force, was killed by a U.S. air strike.
He was known for advising Shiite paramilitary forces fighting ISIS in Iraq, the New York Post reported.
Nikoubin was arrested and booked into the Clark County on a potential charge of attempted murder, two charges of battery, and one charge of burglarizing a business, Heavy reported.
Her bail was set at $60,000.