Woman tells Hurricane police she was knifed by person in clown costume

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ST. GEORGE — A Hurricane woman who was assaulted with a knife Tuesday night was taken to the hospital while her assailant, reportedly in a clown costume, remains at large.

“Officers responded to the area of 1300 S. 3300 West of a woman reporting that an individual in a clown costume approached her door and assaulted her with a knife,” Hurricane Public Information Officer Tiffany Mower said in a statement released this afternoon. “The victim told officers that after being assaulted the individual left in pickup truck.”

The woman was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for non-life-threatening medical treatment, Mower said. Officers were quick to respond and start the investigation.

“The area was canvassed by officers within minutes of the call and at this time the department does not believe there is a threat to that area at this time,” Mower said. “We are asking the community not to jump to conclusions and to understand that this an active investigation and if there is something to release we will strive to get that information out to the public as quickly as we are able.”

Anyone with information regarding the assault is asked to contact the Hurricane Police tip line at 435-635-7911 or dispatch at 435-627-4999.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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  • comments November 1, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    knifed as in stabbed?

  • 42214 November 1, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    There’s only one thing to do here. Arrest the Quorum of the 12 so all the clowns are accounted for and in custody.

  • jaltair November 1, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    I wonder if anyone got a good description of the truck and license number? That’s horrible, what’s wrong with people today? My thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery are with the lady who was stabbed.

    Halloween is too strange these days. Last night a lone Hispanic looking woman, about 20, came to our door. No costume, just a bag like a pillowcase. She said, “trick or treat,” and my husband gave her candy. I think we all need to be more aware and it’s sad, but also more suspicious. This lady creeped my husband out and he isn’t creeped out that easily. Casing (no pun intended with pillowcase) perhaps? It’s a shame to spoil Halloween for children.

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