Fort Myers police investigate stabbing at Roberto Clemente Park; 1 hurt

Reporter: Justin Kase Writer: Carolina Guzman
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Police are investigating a stabbing after a fight at Roberto Clemente Park in Fort Myers.

One person was taken to the hospital, and several others were detained Friday, according to Fort Myers police.

Witnesses said the victim is in his early 20s.

One witness said it looked like the man was stabbed in his neck.

“Blood everywhere, so I assume he got stabbed. You know, they laid him down on the bench,” a witness and friend of the victim said.

The witness was asked where he saw the victim bleeding.

“Behind the right ear, maybe the neck area. I don’t think he went too deep, but he got him good,” the witness said.

The witness said the victim was bleeding profusely, and that it was an unprovoked attack.

“We’re just sitting there enjoying each other. This guy just comes out of nowhere,” a witness said.

Witnesses said the suspect is an older man.

“Kind of older guy with gray around his face,” said Leethon Phillips, Fort Myers resident.

As of Friday evening, police said they have several people detained, and some people were being cooperative; however, the attacker is still out there on the run.

Police said in a Facebook post that the investigation is ongoing investigation, but that there is no threat to the area.

Any other witnesses are asked to contact FMPD.

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