Police: Stabbing may not have been random attack

Police: Stabbing may not have been random attack
Portland police patrol cars at the scene of Thursday night's stabbing. (KATU photo)

Update: On Friday morning, police said they now believe the woman's stab wounds might have been self-inflicted. She will undergo a mental evaluation at the hospital.

Police originally said the woman reported being stabbed by a stranger.


Original story:

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a woman in her 20s was stabbed by a stranger without provocation.

Police say the assailant, another woman, walked up to the victim and stabbed her on Thursday night.

The victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

Police officers used a dog and canvassed the neighborhood but did not find the suspect.

They said she is about 5’7” tall and has a stocky build. She was wearing all dark clothes.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact assault detectives at (503) 823-0400.