La Verne police on Thursday were searching for a man who stabbed a 21-year-old woman several times “without provocation” while she was out walking her dog in Las Flores Park.
Officers were dispatched to 3175 Bolling Ave. (map) shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday to a reported stabbing, according to a news release from the La Verne Police Department.
The female victim, who sustained multiple stab wounds to the upper body, was treated by paramedics at the scene before being airlifted to County USC Medical Center, according to the release. She was hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life threatening.
The dog was not harmed.
“This is a family oriented neighborhood,” said resident Debra Hamilton. “I’ve lived here all my life. I’ve never heard anything this crazy.”
The victim told police she had no connection to the man who attacked her, and authorities said he did so “without provocation.”
“(He) didn’t say anything, just began stabbing her and that was it,” said Captain Nick Paz of the La Verne Police Department.
Police were searching for a white man in his 20s in connection with the stabbing, the release stated. The assailant fled the scene on foot and was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Police released a sketch of the attacker early Thursday evening.
Anyone with information was asked to call the La Verne Police Department at 909-596-1913.
KTLA’s Melissa Pamer and Kennedy Ryan contributed to this article.