PORTLAND -- A woman in Southeast Portland awoke to find a man tickling her leg and screamed until he left her apartment, police said. The woman later realized she had been stabbed.
Just after 1 a.m. Saturday, police were called to the report of a burglary in progress at and apartment in the 6400 block of Southeast 103rd Avenue, according to Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson.
Officers on the way to the scene found out the victim had been stabbed and the suspect had left the apartment.
"The victim, a 32-year-old woman, told police that she awoke to the sensation of someone tickling her leg and saw a man in her room," Simpson said. "The suspect told her not to scream or she would be stabbed."
The woman started screaming and flailing her arms, and the suspect ran away. She then noticed a cut on her left hand, Simpson said.
She was treated and released from a nearby hospital, but will need further medical attention.
Police did not locate the suspect.
He was described as white, in his 20s or 30s, clean cut, with a slim build. He was wearing a black ski mask and a blue T-shirt.
Anyone with information was asked to call (503) 823-3333.