(Reported stabbing)…El Centro Police received the report early Tuesday morning.

At just after mid-night, officers were dispatched to the area of the 1200 block of Adams Avenue. Commander Aaron Reel says it was reported a woman had been stabbed. Officers were unable to locate the female victim. The Commander says the officers drove to El Centro Regional Medical Center to see if the victim could be located there. A cab also arrived at the hospital with a 22 year old woman, described as a transient from El Centro, and she was a victim of a stabbing. The victim told police she was approached from behind by an unknown suspect in an alley off Adams Avenue. The suspect reportedly stabbed the woman with a switchblade knife and attempted to steal her bag. Reel says little information was provided regarding a description of the suspect. The suspects face was reportedly covered. The victim sustained stab wounds to the back, finger and ear. The injuries were not life threatening and the woman was treated in the Emergency Room.