San Diego

Woman Stabbed at Fashion Valley Mall, Suspect Not Located

The victim initially thought she had been punched in the back until she noticed she was bleeding.

Police are searching for a suspect after an afternoon stabbing at the Fashion Valley Mall in Mission Valley on Wednesday.

The San Diego Police Department said a woman called to report she was punched in the back by a man near the Container Store just before 3:30 p.m., though medics later confirmed she had been stabbed. 

The 58-year-old victim followed the suspect through the parking lot and onto Friars Road and lost track of him near the State Route 163 off-ramp.

The woman was bleeding and was taken to the hospital with a stab wound to her shoulder blade. Her injuries are not considered life-threatening, SDPD said.

The suspect was last seen fleeing eastbound on Friars Road and has not yet been detained. He is described as thin and 6 feet tall with brown hair and green or blue eyes. He was wearing a green shirt and brown pants. 

A spokesperson for the Fashion Valley Mall wanted to reassure shoppers that they are committed to providing a safe shopping experience and directed all further questions to SDPD. 

No other information was available.

Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.

Contact Us