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Woman escapes knife attack by jumping from balcony

Jul 29 2012

A woman broke her leg jumping from a second-storey balcony to escape a knife attack on Saturday morning.

Victoria police responded to the 1300 block of Stanley Avenue about 7:45 a.m. after someone reported that a woman had fallen from the second floor of an apartment building.

The woman told police she had jumped to avoid a man with a knife.

She was taken to hospital, where she was treated for minor head injuries and a broken leg. Police said she did not sustain any knife wounds.

A man is in custody, and several charges related to the incident are pending, according to Staff Sgt. Darren Laur.

“It’s all in the hands of our detectives at this point,” he said.

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