CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A woman was reportedly sexually assaulted and stabbed in a southwest Charlotte apartment complex Wednesday night, causing police to increase patrols in the area.
Officers with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department say they located a woman suffering from a stab wound in an apartment complex parking lot on Courtney Ridge Lane. The victim was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
The woman told police she was standing outside of her vehicle in the parking lot when she was approached by an unknown man wearing dark clothing and whose face was covered.
The man then allegedly assaulted the woman as she attempted to fight, officials say. The man then cut the woman with a knife and fled the scene, according to the release. Police say the suspect is a known acquaintance of the woman and that they had a prior relationship.
A CMPD K-9 unit attempted to track the man down but was unable to do so.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.