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Law enforcement in West Valley City, Utah says that they received a call Monday about a brutal stabbing incident that occurred at a Maverik Gas Station.
The West Valley Police Department say they received multiple emergency 911 calls at around 2:30 AM about a potential disturbance at the gas station, where a madman was banging trash cans outside the store.
Witnesses say that 33-year-old Edwin Ogando, originally of the Dominican Republic, walked into the store and stabbed the 39-year-old clerk six times back to back using a pocket knife without any apparent motive whatsoever.
Once West Valley Police Officers arrived at the location at 3100 South Redwood Road, they found the victim lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds in her body.
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Two customers who were in the store had witnessed the attack and may have stopped the criminal savage from killing the woman since they were able to pull the man off the clerk and restrain him until Police had arrived at the scene.
Officers say that Ogando then refused to comply with their demands and began biting, spitting on, and fighting the responding cops forcing them to have to release a K9 onto the man, and use non-lethal pepper systems to contain him.
West Valley Police Lieutenant Katz said, “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.”
The victim was treated at a nearby hospital for the stab wounds but she's expected to survive the vicious assault.
Ogando also then cost the taxpayer's, even more, money having to be treated for the bites he sustained due to the K9 being released upon him, and he was later booked into jail.
Law enforcement agencies still do not have a possible motive for the crime but say there is no sign this was a robbery attempt and he did not know the victim.
Ogando was then booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on F2 Aggravated assault with serious injury, 3 counts of assault on a police officer, property damage, and resisting arrest.
This only serves as another reminder that immigrants are simply incompatible with western values.