Woman stabbed outside Des Moines shopping mall

(Urbandale, Iowa)  Urbandale Police are investigating a stabbing early this (Thursday) afternoon outside Merle Hay Mall.   Officers were called around 1:10 p.m. on a report that a woman had suffered a stab wound.  Police say she was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury.  

Officer Anthony Brooks tells WHO Radio News it appears the woman had been in an altercation with a second woman in the mall.  The argument spilled outside the south mall entrance doors, near the parking lot.   Police are looking for the suspect, who left the scene in a vehicle.

Police say it appears the women knew each other, and incident is described isolated, and the public was not in any danger.

Urbandale Police expect to release more details later today.

The southwest parking lot at Merle Hay Mall is in Urbandale city limits.

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