Crime

Stabbing victim with serious injuries flags down Lexington police

A severely injured stabbing victim flagged down police for help Friday in downtown Lexington, authorities said.

Police responded to the call at Tower Plaza apartments off Jefferson Street. The female victim was found at Second and Jefferson streets with severe injuries, Lt. Andrew Daugherty said. The victim was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

The call came in about 20 minutes before 11 a.m.

“One of the officers located the victim over on Jefferson and Second. He stopped and tried to render aid,” Daugherty said. “He was able to get some suspect information from her. She did give us a name.”

The woman said her attacker was another woman, Daugherty said. “She was having trouble speaking because of her injuries.”

Daughtery said they had information that the assault occurred at the Tower Plaza apartments but never found a crime scene there. The assailant is being sought.

The stabbing was close to Transylvania University, where a male assailant, armed with a machete and knives, attacked at least one victim Friday in a campus coffee shop. A former student was arrested in that attack. The stabbings occurred within hours of each other.

Police said they couldn’t speculate whether the stabbings were related.

Beth Musgrave: 859-231-3205, @HLCityhall

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