Pregnant Woman's Stab Wound Self-Inflicted

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UPDATELEHI, Utah (KSL News) At a news conference this afternoon, Lehi Police say a pregnant woman who claimed she was stabbed by a man impersonating a police officer, actually stabbed herself.

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LEHI, Utah (AP) -- Police say a 31-year-old pregnant woman was stabbed Tuesday morning by a man who was dressed like a security guard.

Lehi Police Sgt. Jeff Swenson said a woman who lives in the Pilgrim's Landing apartment complex answered a knock at her door at about 6:45 a.m.

Swenson said the woman, who is about 8-months pregnant, opened the door and was confronted by a man who was wearing what appeared to be a security guard shirt, dark pants and shiny black boots.

"There was a confrontation that took place and at some point a knife was brandished and the woman was stabbed," said Swenson.

The woman's husband called 911.

Swenson said it is not the first time police have been called to the woman's apartment.

Police believe the same man -- who the woman said she did not recognize -- attacked her in front of the apartment in the past few weeks.

The woman, who was stabbed one time, told police her attacker had a stocky build, is 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11-inches tall and has a partial goatee.

She was taken by ambulance to American Fork Hospital. "She's OK, as well as the baby," Swenson said.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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