A Minneapolis, Minnesota, woman was stabbed 14 times, allegedly by a Somali migrant, while walking home.
Morgan Evenson was attacked on Dec. 13 while walking home from her job at an Apple store. She was walking the eight blocks home when the suspect got out of a car, chased her and tackled her. Evenson fought back but suffered 14 stab wounds to her face, arms neck and back, Southwest Journal reported.
“It was horrifying, because I could feel something that felt like it was stinging me, but it was him stabbing me,” she told WSTP. “Doctor’s told me I had 14 wounds that needed stitches, including a lacerated kidney.”
Seth Viebrock, a nearby resident, told the Southwest Journal that he heard the woman screaming and ran outside of his home. He yelled, “Stop that,” and the suspect fled.
“I haven’t really felt unsafe until this happened, and I have been very freaked out, to be honest,” resident Jordan Schouweiler said. “I’ve been a lot more cautious about everything, walking to my car, walking out in the area.”
Evenson was hospitalized and ultimately released, telling KSTP that she was focused on getting better and finding the man responsible for the attack. The suspect was described as a Somali man in his 20s, World Net Daily reported.
“I cannot imagine anyone attacking someone like that and as a woman it is especially frightening, but I knew I had to fight back and I want him to know I am OK and that he will be caught,” the woman said.
A GoFundMe page was subsequently launched in support of 26-year-old Evenson, which raised over $15,000.
“It is very touching to see and hear from so many people who care,” she said in response to the support she received. “I am forever grateful to the people who came to may aid and without them I might not have survived.”
Many readers applauded Evenson and the man who protected her from the suspect.
“Thank goodness for her protector. May she be richly blessed,” one reader commented on American Patriot’s Facebook page.
Some, however, criticized the fact that although some reports described the suspect as a Somali man, many news outlets omitted that description.
“Disgusting! An important FACT is being omitted to be politically correct! SHAME,” one reader commented.
Others felt that the attacker’s country of origin or assumed religion was irrelevant to what happened.
“If the poor lady had been stabbed by a Christian would it have been announced that a woman had been stabbed 14 times by a ‘Christan’? Of course not, but these stories,true or false are put on fb to further insight fear and hatred towards people who are NOT WHITE and CHRISTIAN,” one reader argued.
Sources: KSTP, Southwest Journal, World Net Daily, American Patriot/Facebook, GoFundMe / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Screenshot via KSTP, World Net Daily