Woman stabbed apartment complex employee before barricading herself inside unit, SAPD says

The attack was unprovoked, police said

SAN ANTONIO – A woman stabbed an employee at a North Side apartment complex and then barricaded herself inside her unit on Wednesday morning, according to San Antonio police.

The incident happened at 9:45 a.m. at a leasing office in the 13000 block of Blanco Road, not far from Wurzbach Parkway.

SAPD spokesperson Sgt. Washington Moscoso said the woman, who lives at the complex, went to the leasing office and sat down as she waited to be seen by an employee.

When a female employee tried to speak with the woman, the woman “calmly got up” with a knife in her hand and stabbed the employee multiple times, Moscoso said.

The attack was unprovoked, Moscoso said. The employee was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The suspect then fled to her apartment, where she barricaded herself.

Negotiators and the SWAT officers made the location and tried to communicate with her. At some point, officers deployed a chemical agent into the apartment, and the suspect made her way to her balcony.

She was taken into custody and had superficial cuts, Moscoso said. She was treated for those cuts at the scene and will be taken to the hospital if needed.

Her name has not been released, and she is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Moscoso said.

KSAT has a crew at the scene. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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