WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- A mother and her child were both stabbed by a man while walking on a trail in the Greenbelt open space area on Thursday morning.
A Wheat Ridge Police spokesperson said the stabbing was reported around 11:30 a.m. on the Clear Creek trail, which is near the intersection of West 48th Avenue and Pierce Street.
"A male approached her from behind the bushes and began chasing her and stabbing her,"
said police spokesman John Romero.
The woman was stabbed in the leg, Romero said. The toddler was stabbed in the stomach.
Romero said their injuries are not
life-threatening, but the toddler will be in the hospital overnight.
Police have identified a suspect in the attack as Marvin Gean Wilson, 44. He was last seen wearing blue shorts, a blue shirt, black boots. He has several tattoos on his shoulders and chest.
Police are asking for the public's help in finding Wilson. In a tweet they cautioned anyone who sees him not to approach, but to call police at 303-237-2220.
"We have good reason to believe the suspect may still be in the area," Romero said adding that police officers with search dogs were "combing every inch of the green belt and beyond."AlertMe