Homeless woman stabbed on The Drag, across from UT

The scene where a woman was stabbed on the Drag at 24th St. and Guadalupe St. on Nov. 27, 2017. (KXAN Photo)
The scene where a woman was stabbed on the Drag at 24th St. and Guadalupe St. on Nov. 27, 2017. (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A homeless woman in her 40s was stabbed on the Drag, the famous stretch of Guadalupe Street that forms the western border of the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Austin-Travis County EMS medics were called to the intersection of 24th and Guadalupe streets at 8:59 p.m. Monday, responding to a stabbing.

ATCEMS says the woman has potentially serious injuries and medics took her to Dell Seton Medical Center. Police say the stabbing happened at University United Methodist Church at 2409 Guadalupe St.

The male suspect is described as 20-30 years old, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-9 and slightly heavy set, according to UT police. Austin police say they have identified a person of interest but no arrests have been made as of Tuesday afternoon.

Medics say no one else was injured in the incident.

The number of calls involving the homeless and transient community on and off campus reported to the University of Texas at Austin Police Department has substantially increased over the last five years. As of early November, there had been 145 calls made to UTPD regarding the homeless population. In 2016, there was a total of 157 calls.

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