Woman stabbed in Point Defiance Park; suspect sought by police

Tacoma Police are searching for a man accused of stabbing a woman in Point Defiance Park Saturday afternoon.

According to investigators, it happened just before 1 p.m. on a marked trail in the 5500 block of Five-Mile Drive.

 Tacoma Police Department Public Information Officer Shelbie Boyd told FOX 13 the stabbing appeared to be random.

 "We’re not able to find a relationship at this point," said Officer Boyd. "The victim stated that it was an unknown person."

 FOX 13 has learned there were people nearby who rushed to the victim’s aid and called 911.

 "It appears there were others near her," said Boyd. "They were able to call police. We were able to arrive, locate the victim and Tacoma Fire arrived and transported her to a local area hospital where she is in stable condition."

 As for the suspect, he reportedly ran from the scene and has not yet been apprehended.

"We did the best we could with what witnesses in the area gave us," said Boyd. "At this point what we really need is for the community that visited the park on Saturday, if they saw anything, if they know anything, please let us know."

Boyd added since the incident took place in the woods there aren’t any cameras to assist with the investigation.

The suspect is described as a man with a thin build in his late 20s to early 30s. He had an afro hair style that stands several inches off his head. He possibly has a goatee and was last seen wearing all dark clothing.

If you see him, call Tacoma Police at (253) 287-4455 or leave an online tip here.