Police investigate throat slashing in Kensington

- Police in Philadelphia are investigating a throat slashing that sent a woman to the hospital in critical condition.

The incident occurred just before 3:00 a.m. on the 2900 block of Frankford Avenue in the city's Kensington neighborhood.

It was like a scene from a nightmare. Paul Raab stepped out of his Frankford Avenue home at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning when a woman staggered down the street soaked in her own blood.

"We got a towel out and put it around her throat. She stumbled down the street and fell,” he told FOX 29.

Paul and a passing motorist ran to the woman's help and tried to stop the bleeding. Paul thinks the 40- year-old woman was attacked elsewhere and may have been dumped from a vehicle. He says she launched herself in front of the passing driver to get someone's attention.

"They found a trail of blood that extends 75 feet west from Frankford Avenue to Stella Street,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Police say the woman carried no ID and could not speak as a result of the 12-inch gash to her throat.

The victim underwent surgery Tuesday morning. She is in critical condition at Temple Hospital. Police say no one is in custody.

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