An internet date ended in a potentially fatal incident when 21-year-old Nika Nikoubin was arrested for attempting to kill a man she met online in retaliation over the death of Iranian military leader General Qasem Soleimani… that’s Karma for you.
The two met on the dating site called Plenty of Fish. They scheduled an in-person meeting at the Sunset Station Hotel in Las Vegas. According to police, the pair turned out the lights and began to have sex.
Nikoubin asked her date, who has not been identified, if she could blindfold him. When he agreed, she pulled out a knife and stabbed him twice in the neck. She has been arrested for attempted murder.
According to sources, the date was able to push Nikoubin off him, get out of the room, and call 911. Nikoubin also left the room and told a hotel employee she had just stabbed a man.
She has told police that she stabbed her date because she ‘wanted revenge’ but she didn’t want to kill him.
She explained that she wanted “revenge against U.S. troops for the 2020 killing of Quasem Solemani”, an Iranian general who was killed when an American MQ-9 Reaper drone fired missiles at his convoy as it left the Baghdad airport.
Soleimani was Iran’s Quds force leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and was believed to be responsible for Tehran’s backing for Shia proxies causing unrest in the middle east.
He was often thought of as Iran’s most powerful figure after its leader. His death was ruled unlawful as it was not due to any imminent threat to human life.
Nikoubin is a Las Vegas resident who worked as a front desk associate at Cycle Bar. She attended the University of California where she was part of the debate team.
The woman faces charges of attempted murder, battery, and burglary of a business. She is currently being held on $60,000 bail and is scheduled for a court date on March 24. It is unclear why she targeted the man in the attack.