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Santa Monica Woman Stabbed by Man Breaking into Apartment, Police Say

The search is on for a suspect after a frightening ordeal for a Santa Monica woman.

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SANTA MONICA - The search is on for a suspect after a frightening ordeal for a Santa Monica woman. Police say she was stabbed by a man who broke into her apartment.

According to police, the victim awoke around 3:30 a.m. Friday to a man breaking into her 5th Street apartment.  

Santa Monica Police spokesman Saul Rodriquez says the woman suffered several stab wounds and the suspect was also injured. Rodriguez said the man grabbed a kitchen knife and demanded money.

He says a blood trail made by the suspect led officers to some apartments on 12 Street where SWAT was called out. However the man described as black about 25 to 30 years of age, wearing a red beanie and dark colored camouflage pants was not found. 

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