Woman stabbed multiple times during Silver Spring robbery attempt

Police at the scene of the stabbing in Silver Spring, Md. (WJLA photo)

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP/WJLA) - A woman continued fighting for her life Tuesday as police looked for the man who stabbed her during a robbery attempt in Montgomery County.

Police say the 31-year-old woman was walking in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring about 7:45 p.m. Monday when a man tried to rob her and then stabbed her repeatedly.

A passer-by called 911 and the man fled. The woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Police said they set up a perimeter using police dogs and patrol officers but couldn't find the attacker.

The assailant was described by police as a Hispanic man with a medium build who wore a dark-colored shirt and a blue bandana over his face.

Police believe the attack was random.

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