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Suspect under investigation in Fort Worth attacks on women

A 36-year-old man who was stabbed by a woman on Brentwood Stair Road Friday morning during what police say was a sexual assault is under investigation for attacks on other women, Fort Worth police said.
A 36-year-old man who was stabbed by a woman on Brentwood Stair Road Friday morning during what police say was a sexual assault is under investigation for attacks on other women, Fort Worth police said.

A suspect who was stabbed by a woman during a sexual assault Friday morning in an eastside neighborhood is under investigation for other attacks, police said Monday.

Detectives planned Monday and Tuesday to show victims a photo line-up to determine whether the man is a suspect in three attacks in early November in the Woodhaven neighborhood.

The suspect was in the Mansfield Jail on Monday, facing charges of aggravated sexual assault and possession of a controlled substance on the Friday incident. He also was being held on warrants from police in Euless and Grand Prairie, and the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.

The name of the suspect and his booking photograph were not being released pending the photo line-up.

The Fort Worth man, 36, was in jail Monday in lieu of $14,368.03 bail.

He was arrested Friday after police responded shortly before 8 a.m. to the 8300 block of Brentwood Stair Road for a sexual assault call and found him suffering from stab wounds in an apartment. He was treated for his wounds, and then booked into jail.

A 23-year-old woman armed with a knife stabbed the suspect during the attack, police said. The man had grabbed her and pulled her into an apartment, according to local news reports.

The woman, who had a small knife, cut the man multiple times in self-defense. She then ran from the apartment and called police, according to local news reports.

Police had issued an alert Thursday after a woman reported a sexual assault and two others reported attempted sexual assaults earlier this month.

Additional officers were assigned to the area in east Fort Worth, police said Thursday.

Before Friday morning, the most recent attack was Nov. 4, when a 37-year-old woman reported she was sexually assaulted in the 6000 block of Oakland Bend Drive.

Police said they believe the same man broke into an apartment on Nov. 2, attacked a woman and then a few hours later attacked another woman a few blocks away. Although the two earlier attacks were reported initially as assaults, police now consider them attempted sexual assaults.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477 or Fort Worth police at 817-392-4350, or visit www.469tips.com.

In the first Nov. 2 incident, police responded to a burglary call shortly before 5 a.m. in the 5400 block of Boca Agua Drive. A 34-year-old woman and a 27-year-old woman reported that a suspect kicked in an apartment door and grabbed one of the victims by the neck. The suspect told one of the victims that he would kill her if she called police. He then fled.

About two hours later, just before 7 a.m. Nov. 2, police responded to the 5700 block of Greenspoint Drive, where a 28-year-old woman reported an assault.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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