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Man arrested in Punta Gorda after repeatedly stabbing victim in store

Lee County Sheriff's Office
Lee County Sheriff’s Office

A 36-year-old man has been arrested after surveillance video shows him repeatedly stabbing another man inside of a store.
Edmond Clarke was taken into custody for the incident that occurred at The Trading Post and Burnt Store Marina just before 7:00 p.m. on September 19th.
Video shows Clarke attacking the victim using both a knife and scissors.
According to the report, the victim was stabbed more than 40 times in the head, neck, and torso.
He was airlifted to Gulf Coast Medical Center for emergency surgery.