Tacoma police say the woman who was stabbed is expected to survive.

TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a woman in Point Defiance Park on Saturday afternoon.

Shortly before 1 p.m., police responded to the 5500 block of Five Mile Drive in Tacoma for reports of a stabbing, according to Tacoma Police Department Public Information Officer Shelbie Boyd. 

The woman was walking on marked trails when she stabbed by an unknown man, police said. Boyd says the woman is expected to survive. 

The suspect ran away through the trails after the stabbing and has not yet been located. Police are continuing to search for the suspect, Boyd said. 

Because the park was busy on Saturday, police K9s were unable to track down the suspect.

In 2023, a woman was grazed by a bullet during an attempted armed robbery inside Point Defiance Park in May. A few months later in July, a 9-year-old girl was shot during a drive-by shooting in the park and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

Metro Parks Tacoma has closed Point Defiance Park for Saturday, according to a social media post from the agency. 

This is a developing story. Check back soon for updates. 

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