Masked intruder attacks 2 inside Kentwood apartment

Kent County

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — Kentwood detectives are trying to track down a masked intruder who attacked two young women inside an apartment, stabbing one of them multiple times.

It happened around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday at Wingate Apartments off 32nd Street SE and Shaffer Avenue SE in Kentwood.

Detectives believe the attacker slipped into the second-floor apartment through an unlocked slider door.

One of the victims told 24 Hour News 8 she woke to her roommate screaming and a man dressed all in black, attacking her friend. The woman said she and her roommate fought the man, who punched her and stabbed her roommate seven times.

Police say the stabbing victim was taken to a hospital where her condition is stable. The woman 24 Hour News 8 talked to said her roommate is expected to be OK.

Officers say the suspect ran before police arrived. Officers tried to track him down with a K-9, with no success.

During the struggle, part of the attacker’s mask was pulled down, detectives say. He’s described as a black male who is about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was last seen wearing all black clothing, including a black hooded sweatshirt and a black mask.

The woman who was punched said she has no idea why the man picked their apartment or who he was. She was moving her belongings out of the apartment Tuesday afternoon, with the help of her mother.

Authorities are advising all residents in the area to keep their windows and doors locked and report any suspicious activity. Anyone with information in the case is encouraged to contact Kentwood detectives at 616.656.6600 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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