Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Woman in serious condition after downtown Salt Lake City stabbing

First Published Mar 20 2013 12:06 pm • Last Updated Mar 20 2013 12:55 pm

A 40-year-old woman was in serious condition Wednesday, the day after she was stabbed in the neck during what initially was reported to be an attempted mugging in downtown Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City police Det. Shawn Josephson said authorities were looking for a suspect described a white male adult, 5-foot-7, with brown hair and beard stubble, and wearing dark clothing.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The woman was walking by herself through a driveway behind Faustina Restaurant, 454 E. 300 South, about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday when she was confronted by the suspect. Police initially were told the man had tried to grab the woman’s purse and then stabbed her when she resisted, but Josephson said Wednesday detectives now were not sure if a mugging attempt was involved.

"Right now, we’re just calling it an aggravated assault," he said.

Bleeding, the woman went to the restaurant and employees called 911.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 801-799-3000.


Twitter: @remims

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.