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From the City of Mansfield Division of Police:

Earlier this morning at approximately 7:20 AM, Mansfield Police responded to the 900 block of Brookfield Drive in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, officers were advised by Mansfield Fire medical personnel on scene that that the female victim, who is in her 70s, had been stabbed.

The victim stated that a male had entered her apartment by unknown means and began stabbing her as she laid in her bed. The victim described the suspect as a light skinned male possible bi-racial or Hispanic, in his late teens to 20s. She further advised that she believed she heard another person inside the apartment during the assault.

The victim, who had been stabbed over 30 times, was transported to a local hospital and left in the care of the Emergency Room for treatment.

Mansfield Police and local law enforcement is currently searching the area and will be going door to door, asking if anyone has seen individuals matching the suspect’s description. If anyone may have heard or seen anything suspicious, early this morning and/or around the time of the call, we are asking them to contact the Mansfield Division of Police.

The investigation remains ongoing and no additional information is available at this time. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Dave Scheurer at 419. 755.9748.

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