A Florida man is behind bars and charged with Attempted Murder after entering a store and stabbing a person more than 40 times with a pair of scissors.
According to investigators, on September 19, 2022, deputies responded to a stabbing at The Trading Post at Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda.
Deputies arrived on the scene and located a victim who had been stabbed more than 40 times in the head, neck, and torso.
The victim was airlifted to Gulf Coast Medical Center, where they underwent emergency surgery.
Lee County Deputies quickly detained the suspect, 36-year-old Edmond Clarke at the scene.
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“This disgusting crime will not be tolerated in Lee County,” said Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “I am proud of the quick response of our deputies that helped save the victim’s life, and the hard work of my detectives to take Clarke off the street.”
According to investigators, Detectives gathered surveillance video from the scene, which shows Clarke and the victim entering the store.
Deputies say without warning Clarke took a pair of scissors from the counter and began stabbing the victim multiple times before retrieving several other knives and continuing the brutal attack, which lasted for several minutes.
Clarke is charged with Attempted Murder and was transported to the Lee County Jail.