Sarasota Police Investigating Stabbing Incident

UPDATE:   April 4, 2017 -- 1:30 p.m.

Officers with the Sarasota Police Department are continuing their investigation into a stabbing that occurred yesterday, Monday, in the 1100 block of Central Avenue, Sarasota.

Riccardo Musto, 56, of 1143 Central Avenue, Sarasota, has been charged with Aggravated Battery with a Weapon.  The weapon involved was a sword.

This investigation remains active and ongoing at this time. 

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SARASOTA, FL. – April 3, 2017   – 1:30 p.m.

Officers with the Sarasota Police Department are currently investigating a stabbing that occurred in the 1100 block of Central Avenue, Sarasota, at approximately 11:30 a.m. today, Monday, April 3, 2017.

Officers were dispatched to 1127 Central Avenue for a report of a disturbance between two male individuals.  When Officers arrived, they found one male individual had stabbed the other. 

Officers are continuing their investigation and interviewing witnesses.  They have been unable to interview the victim.  The victim is at Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.  The other person involved is cooperating with Officers.

The names of those involved are being withheld at this time.

Anyone with information on this case, please call the Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 941-954-7070 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com

Riccardo Musto

Riccardo Musto