Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Man "Randomly Slashing" Strangers With a Box-Cutter On the Loose in St. Louis?

Posted By on Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 6:30 AM

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This is the kind of really random crime that may make you want to just stay inside.

St. Louis metro police say that an unknown male walked up to a bus stop near Fairground Park this week and began "randomly slashing a box-cutter at the individuals at the stop."

The authorities got word of the incident from a 49-year-old woman who was there at the time -- and lived to tell the tale. But not without injuries.

Police say that the incident took place at the 4300 block of Natural Bridge Avenue around 9 p.m. on Monday.

The woman who reported the incident told police that a black male walked up to the stop and started slashing.

She suffered a cut on the side of her head, police say, and was eventually taken to a nearby hospital. She was listed in critical, but stable condition.

At this point, it appears that there are few details on a possible suspect. The investigation is ongoing.

Here's the full report from SLMPD.

Incident: Assault 1st (Cutting) Location: 4300 block of Natural Bridge Date/Time: 04/01/13 @ 21:00 Victim(s): 49-year old black female Suspect(s): Unknown black male Victim stated she was standing at the bus stop located at the above address when a black male walked up to the bus stop and began randomly slashing a box-cutter at the individuals at the bus stop. The victim suffered a cut on the side of her head and was conveyed to a local hospital and listed in critical/stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

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