Azusa police are searching for the woman who knocked at an apartment Monday night then stabbed the 15-year-old girl who answered the door.
The stabbing happened at 7:50 p.m. in the 500 block of East 8th Street.
Sgt. Andy Sutcliffe said the teen thought the person knocking was a friend visiting her.
“The moment she opened the door, she was attacked by a woman who stabbed her with a knife twice in the face and once in the hand as she tried to deflect the blows,” Sutcliffe said.
Once the girl fell, he said the suspect walked out the door still carrying the knife.
Sutcliffe said the teen told officers she didn’t recognize the woman or understand the motive for the attack.
The suspect said something to the victim before she stabbed her. But citing the ongoing investigation, police declined to discuss what the woman said.
The teen was taken to a local hospital. Police described her injuries as non-life threatening.
It wasn’t clear if she was still in the hospital on Tuesday.
The suspect was described as a white woman in her 20s who wore her black hair in a bun. She stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds and was last seen wearing a gray zipped up hooded sweatshirt and black pants.
Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call Azusa Police at 626-812-3200.
– Ruby Gonzales