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Attacker stabs sleeping woman in Las Vegas apartment

Updated September 10, 2019 - 12:36 pm

A woman awoke early Tuesday in her apartment to find another woman on top of her “stabbing her repeatedly,” according to Las Vegas police.

The woman called 911 just after 5:40 a.m. to report the stabbing, which occurred in an apartment on the 2500 block of Sherwood Street, near Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of approximately five stab wounds “in the head and torso area” but was expected to survive, said Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon.

Detectives believe the victim and her attacker, who had left the area before officers arrived, knew each other, according to Gordon.

Metro announced Tuesday afternoon that a person of interest had been taken into custody, although it did not elaborate on possible charges or a motive. No other details were released.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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