Women stabbed, suspect at large

On November 22nd at approximately 7:07 p.m. the 26-year-old female victim was walking in the 9000 block of Holman Road NW when she noticed an adult male suspect who appeared to be following her. 

The victim went into a nearby gas station and exited a short time later.  She saw the suspect again, but it appeared as if he was going to enter the store.  As she crossed the street, she noticed that the suspect was behind her again and had not entered the store. 

The victim slowed her walk and then stopped to let the suspect go past.  He walked past but then also stopped.  As she attempted to walk by him, the suspect grabbed her around the neck and chest from behind and then stabbed her with an unknown object in the lower back. 

The victim struggled to get away,  falling out into the street in front of a witness who was driving by on Holman Road NW.  The witness stopped to assist and the suspect walked off southbound.  The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.   

Officers located a small pocket knife in the vicinity of the assault, which officers packaged and placed into evidence. A K-9 track and extensive area search was conducted however, the suspect was not located and remains at large. The suspect is not known to the victim.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police.