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MANSFIELD -- A Mansfield woman was stabbed more than 30 times Thursday morning and Police are going door-to-door seeking information on her assailant, according to a press release from Capt. Shari Robertson.

"If anyone can provide any tips regarding the possible identity of the person or persons responsible for this assault, we are asking them to contact us," Robertson said. "The investigation is in its early stages and we do not have a motive for the assault and at this time.

"However, it appears to be a random attack. I do not have an update on the victim's condition as she remains in hospital care."

At approximately 7:20 a.m., 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 the female victim, who is in her 70’s, had been stabbed.

According to a police press release, 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, possibly bi-racial or Hispanic, in his late teens to 20’s. 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 Emergency Room staff for treatment.

Mansfield Police and local law enforcement are searching the area and will be going door-to-door Thursday morning, asking if anyone has seen individuals matching the suspect’s description.

If anyone may have seen or heard anything suspicious or around the time of the call, they should contact the Mansfield Division of Police.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Dave Scheurer at 419-755-9748.

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