Woman stabbed in home invasion at Bradenton apartments

BRADENTON - A woman was stabbed by an intruder to her apartment off State Road 64 East, according to police.

"We are treating it as a home invasion," said Bradenton police Capt. R.W. Tibbitts.

The woman told investigators she arrived home to her residence in the Springs of Braden River apartments, 702 51st St. E., and was attacked by an intruder. The suspect then fled.

Upon arrival, police officers and Manatee sheriff's deputies set up a large perimeter around the area. The sheriff's office's helicopter was circling the area, and police dogs were brought in to help with the search.

As of about 2 p.m., the search was being scaled back, according to Tibbitts.