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Details surrounding the alledged attack of a woman at a house party earlier this month remain unclear, as investigators continue to interview witnesses.
Officers responded at 3:53 a.m. Jan. 2 to a home in the 300 block of Elm Street about a loud noise complaint, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
When they arrived, officers saw several vehicles leaving the area, though there were still several people inside the home.
As they approached the home, officers saw a man trying to carry an unconscious 28-year-old Lancaster woman with a head wound, the report said. They then asked the man to put her down.
Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services was called to the scene and took the woman by ambulance to Springs Memorial Hospital.
Several witnesses said the woman had fallen on the concrete outside and officers noted in the report the ground was wet from rain. Officers also tried to speak to a large group of people inside the house, but couldn’t get much information.
A few days later, on Jan. 5, officers spoke to the victim about the incident. The woman had been treated and released from the hospital on Jan. 4, the report said.
The victim told officers she was attacked by two women she knew at the party. The victim said at first the two women were arguing with each other about drugs. When they started arguing with the victim, she decided to leave.
One of the women then reportedly hit the victim in the head twice with a glass bottle, causing her to fall, the report said.
After she fell, both women started kicking the victim in the head and chest, causing her to pass out, the report said.
The victim told officers she received several staples in her head, and had injuries to her lip, elbow and chest area. An officer noted in the report he saw “obvious injury” to the woman’s head.
Officers later spoke with the two women who said there had been an argument between them and the victim, though they tried to walk away.
One of the women said she felt threatened and hit the woman in self-defense, the report said.
Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Tuesday, Jan. 15, no arrests have been made yet, though the case is active and ongoing.
Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416