Man arrested after stabbing clerk six times, police say

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - A Maverik clerk is fighting for her life after she was stabbed six times, police say.

At 2:30 a.m. Monday, West Valley Police say they received multiple calls of “disturbance” at a Maverick on 3100 South Redwood Road.

Police tell ABC4 Utah’s Brittany Johnson that  Edwin Ogando, 33, walked in and stabbed the woman multiple times. The victim, 39, suffered stab wounds throughout her body.

There were two men in the store who intervened. They were able to pull Ogando off of the victim and hold him down until police arrived.

Police say Ogando was not cooperating and had to use a K-9 Unit to assist in the arrest after he bit, fought and spit on the officers. Lt. Steve Katz, with the West Valley Police Department said this arrest could have turned deadly.

“This could have risen to the level of requiring lethal force. Thanks to our officers and the tools they were able to deploy, we were able to avoid that,” said Lt. Katz.

Ogando was treated for injuries he sustained during the arrest and then booked into jail.

The victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

Police are still investigating a possible motive.

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