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Lexington police search for stabbing suspect

Lexington police are investigating the early Thursday stabbing of a woman.

The unidentified woman was trying to get out of her vehicle at the Kmart on Nicholasville Road when a man approached her and told her to get back in, said Lexington police spokeswoman Ann Gutierrez.

Gutierrez said the man had the woman drive to North Lexington. When the woman's cell phone rang in the area of Loudon Avenue and Contract Street, the man became upset and stabbed her. He hopped out the vehicle, then fled on foot.

The woman called police, and she was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening, Gutierrez said. The incident was reported at 12:22 a.m. Thursday.

A K-9 unit searched the area but was unable to find the man. Gutierrez said the woman was not able to provide a detailed description of him.

If found, he will be charged with kidnapping and assault, she said.