Minnesota Stabbing Worries Residents
FROM: ABC 5
A Minneapolis woman was stabbed 14 times while walking home from work on December 13th. Morgan Evenson told KSTP that she could feel the man walking behind her and that when she turned to look at him, he charged at her. Evenson and the suspect ended up in a struggle on the ground, and Evenson was stabbed 14 times.
Neighbors heard the commotion and ran over to help, but the suspect has escaped by then. Police are now searching for him. He is described as a Somali Man in his early 20’s, 5 foot 7, and was wearing an army green jacket and stonewashed jeans.
Evenson told KSTP she struggled with her attacker at the corner of 32nd Street and Fremont Avenue and she considers herself lucky to be alive.
“It was horrifying, because I could feel something that felt like it was stinging me, but it was him stabbing me,” she said. “Doctor’s told me I had 14 wounds that needed stitches, including a lacerated kidney.”
Evenson told KSTP her main concern now is getting better and helping police find whoever did this so he cannot do it again.
“I cannot imagine anyone attacking someone like that and as a woman it is especially frightening, but I knew I had to fight back and I want him to know I am OK and that he will be caught,” Evenson said.
Evenson said she is extremely grateful to neighbors and passersby who heard her screaming and came to her aid which, she said, ultimately led to her attacker running away.
“It is very touching to see and hear from so many people who care,” she said. “I am forever grateful to the people who came to may aid and without them I might not have survived.
A GoFundMe page has been established in Evenson’s name.