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1 dead, 1 injured after stabbing at Lakeland boarding house, suspect found at laundry mat

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LAKELAND, Florida — Authorities have arrested a suspect they say went on the run after fatally stabbing another man because he was kicked out of a Lakeland home.

Police say Matthew Bell was asked to leave the property Friday night after a disturbance. When he refused to leave, Mario Acosta attempted to escort Bell off of the property. The two got into a fist fight and Lakeland police say Bell stabbed Acosta. Peter Latoski, 44, tried to intervene and was also allegedly stabbed once.

Authorities say both victims were taken to the hospital. Acosta, 58, later died from his injuries.

Bell was arrested without incident at a laundry mat after an anonymous tip. He is wanted on first-degree murder and attempted murder charges.

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