SAN ANTONIO — The wife of an Air Force noncommissioned officer told authorities she was stabbed by a man Monday morning after he entered her apartment on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland's Medina Annex.
Security Forces troops responded to an emergency call and found her on the floor of her kitchen with a steak knife in her stomach, Joint Base San Antonio spokesman Brent Boller said.
She was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center, but her condition wasn't immediately known.
Boller said the woman, who was not identified, said the man came to the back door of her base housing unit about 8:20 a.m. complaining about her dog.
It isn't clear what happened first, but an altercation occurred in the kitchen. The woman told Security Forces that she was then attacked, with the assailant trying to strangle her with an iPhone cable.
After a struggle, she said he stabbed her in the lower abdomen with a small steak knife.
The victim identified the attacker as a white man, about 5 feet, 10 inches, wearing a camouflage airman battle uniform with tech sergeant stripes but no name tag.
Security Forces and San Antonio police mounted a search for the man but had not made an arrest yet, Boller said.
“These attacks are extremely unusual,” he said, adding that they are seldom seen on the installation. “They're rare.”