Man stabbed by woman at bus stop outside Haven for Hope, police say

Incident occurred around 6:45 a.m. near Frio Street and Haven for Hope Way

SAN ANTONIO – A 48-year-old man at a bus stop outside Haven for Hope was stabbed by a woman early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.

The incident occurred around 6:45 a.m. near Frio Street and Haven for Hope Way.

According to police, the man suffered non-life-threatening stab wounds when he was attacked by the 39-year-old woman, identified by police late Friday afternoon as Amanda Kay Smith.

Amanda Kay Smith (SAPD)

Police said they do not know what prompted the stabbing or if the pair even knew each other. A resident at Haven for Hope said Smith usually sleeps on the street near the shelter but did not appear to be staying inside.

Investigators said security guards for Haven for Hope caught Smith after witnesses pointed her out. They detained her until officers arrived, according to police.

SAPD said following a search they found the weapon inside a nearby trash can.

The man was taken to University Hospital where he went into surgery. Smith has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

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