UPDATE: Portland Police Investigating a Stabbing in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood

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December 28, 2012 09:15


Officers investigating last night's stabbing recovered evidence indicating that the 24-year-old woman's stab wound may have been self-inflicted. Officers at the hospital put a hold on her for a mental health evaluation.



This evening, Thursday December 27, 2012, at 9:00 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a stabbing on Southeast 174th Avenue, just South of Stark Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a female in her 20s, suffering from a stab wound. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital with what are described to be a non-life-threatening injury.

The victim told police that the suspect walked up to her and stabbed her without provocation.

The suspect is described as a female, unknown race, 5'7" tall, stocky build, wearing all dark clothing.

Officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, conducted an extensive neighborhood search but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Assault detectives at (503) 823-0400.



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