Woman, teen injured in knife attack

Staff report


A woman and her teenage daughter were injured in a knife attack at their Craiger Avenue home.

Police said they found the 48-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter sitting on the back porch of a Powers Way Avenue home, both covered in blood, after being called to the South Side neighborhood about a female yelling for help at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The woman had three large cuts across her neck from ear to ear, a police report said. The girl had numerous cuts, including one on her forehead.

The victims reported an acquaintance of the woman’s boyfriend came into the house demanding money.

The girl told police she was upstairs in her bedroom when she heard her mother screaming for help.

She went downstairs and saw the man on top of her mother in the living room, cutting her with a knife.

The man then attacked and cut the girl.

He kept asking, “Where’s the money?” and the woman told him it was in the kitchen drawer. He dragged her into the kitchen by her hair, and the girl ran out the front door to get help.

After she got out, the attacker ran out the back door, hopped a fence and ran toward Powers Way, the police report says.

The woman and her daughter were taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center. Their conditions were not available Wednesday night.

The woman was stable and in surgery after the attack. The girl was stable and undergoing a CAT scan after the attack, the police report said.

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