Woman allegedly assaulted at apartment building

October 4, 2018

A Rochester woman was taken to an area hospital Tuesday night after reportedly being stabbed in the back of the head.

The Rochester Police Department responded to Olmsted Medical Center’s emergency room around 8:30 p.m. for a report of 35-year-old woman who arrived with a laceration to the back of her head, Capt. John Sherwin said.

Sherwin said the injury appeared to be caused by a sharp object, possibly a knife. The woman was treated for a three-inch laceration that had “very sharp, defined edges,” Sherwin said.

The woman told police she was assaulted in the hallway of an apartment building in the 1400 block of Fourth Avenue Southeast.

The woman said she heard arguing outside of her apartment and went into the hallway to find three to four people there. One of them allegedly assaulted her and the woman reported feeling a burning pain in the back of her head, Sherwin said.

By the time the woman got up from the ground, the people were gone, Sherwin said.

Police went to the apartment building but no arrests were made.

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