A woman walking alone in Annapolis early Thursday morning was attacked from behind by a group of six other women she did not know, according to police.
After the attack, which police categorized as "unusual," the unidentified victim took herself to Anne Arundel Medical Center with a two-inch laceration across one of her legs and a bite mark on her back. Staff at the hospital alerted police.
The woman told police she was walking to a gas station near the intersection of Bens Drive and Bay Ridge Ave. about 2:30 a.m. when the group of unknown women "came out of no where from behind her" and started punching and kicking her, said Det. Amy Miguez, a police spokeswoman.
The woman was also cut at some point with a sharp object, but she was not sure what the object was, Miguez said.
The woman was treated and released from the hospital, Miguez said.
She told police the women who attacked her appeared to be between the ages of 18 and 24, Miguez said.
Police are now trying to determine if any surveillance videos in the area caught the attack or women running in the area, Miguez said.
"The gas station has surveillance so it might have caught something," she said.