Victim in Lincoln Park stabbing shares injury pictures

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In Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, police are looking for a violent suspect. (WLS)

In Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, police are looking for a violent suspect.

On Thursday morning, police put out a safety alert about a woman being stabbed as she walked to a Red Line station.

Now, a woman claiming to be that victim shared details on Facebook of what happened.

She also shared pictures of her injuries on social media.

In pictures, you can see stab wounds to her neck and face.

The 21-year-old who says she is a student says her right hand and wrist were sliced so badly in the attack that all of the ligaments were cut.

On Tuesday night near Webster and Lakewood she says she was walking home from work from a nearby Kohl's when she was grabbed from behind and stabbed multiple times by a stranger who never said a word or took anything from her.

On Thursday night, police were back out in the area collecting evidence where the attack happened, not far from DePaul University.

Alderman Brian Hopkins said police have multiple surveillance images of the suspect.

The motive in this case is still unclear.

The woman was walking eastbound toward the station when a man she did not know grabbed her by the neck from behind at 10:53 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Webster Avenue and put her in a chokehold, Chicago police said.

The man then stabbed her multiple times in her upper body, police said.

"I heard the young girl screaming and crying," said one Lincoln Park resident who didn't want to give his name. "I went to the front door, went out, and she was sitting on the sidewalk facing the fence, covered in blood."

The resident, a retired doctor, encountered the victim wounded and shaken. He brought her into his home until help arrived.

"Her whole face covered in blood, hands covered in blood, and she was actually on her phone trying to call 911, which she did," he said.

The man did not say a word to the woman and she was not aware that she was being followed, police said.

After the attack the man ran off eastbound. Police described the suspect as 5 ft. 9 in. tall wearing all black with a hoodie and baggy black pants.

"Facial wound and wrist wound, that I saw," the Lincoln Park doctor said. "She was not knocked out, but she was pretty upset, pretty scared."

The victim may have been wearing earbuds at the time of the attack. It's unclear if robbery was the motive, but police said the suspect left empty-handed.

"It happened so suddenly and so abruptly, she didn't have an opportunity to get a really good description of the offender," said 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Central detectives (312) 747-8380.
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