A woman is recovering after she was stabbed in the elevator of a SEPTA station in the Kensington section of the city.
The 30-year-old woman got into the elevator at the Huntingdon El station on the 2600 block of Kensington Avenue. Suddenly an unidentified man got on the elevator with her, according to police.
The woman told police the man pulled out a kitchen knife and said, “give me the money.” He then stabbed her in the left shoulder and left leg while looking through her pockets, police said. The woman fell to the floor and crawled out of the elevator while screaming for help. The suspect then fled on foot.
The woman was taken to Episcopal Hospital where she was treated for puncture wounds. She is currently in stable condition.
Tamika Langford told NBC10 she witnessed the aftermath of the stabbing.
“The ambulance was here and there were SEPTA cops upstairs and the fire alarm was going off,” she said. “There was a trail of blood through the turnstile.”
The suspect is described as a medium-built man between the ages of 36 and 38 standing 5-foot-8 with a light beard. Police also say he was wearing a dark jacket, black pants and a gray skull cap.
If you have any information on the incident, please call Philadelphia Police.