An elderly woman was left covered in her own blood after getting brutally attacked in Winnipeg, Manitoba over the weekend.
The incident, now under investigation, occurred right in the victim’s home on Mountain Avenue between McPhillips and Redford streets around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Nho Huynh, 70, heard someone kicking her front door but did not immediately check to see who it was.
When the noise came to a halt, she decided to open the door to check for damages — but instead found the female perpetrator on standby.
The suspect barged into Nho’s home and grabbed her by the hair. She then punched and kicked her in the face.
Nho managed to run outside the house and scream for help. A man intervened and the attacker eventually ran away.
Nho’s daughter, Linda Huynh, arrived shortly after the incident. They rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
“It was very traumatizing and frightening, I don’t know what I would do if I lost her. She is my only family in Winnipeg,” Linda wrote on Instagram, warning others to stay safe and keep their doors closed.
Nho underwent a CT scan. Fortunately, she did not sustain anything more than cuts and bruises.
Linda described her mother’s attacker as likely in her 30s, standing 5 feet and 6 inches. She wore a pair of gray sweatpants and a hoodie.
“We both agreed that woman who attacked her wasn’t herself,” Linda noted. “We are assuming that she must have been on drugs because after the man stopped her from attacking, the woman started acting all vicious towards him and ran off.”
Linda also thanked Scott, the man who came to her mother’s aid. She described him as their “angel.”
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1850: With all that has happened, I feel very emotional. I remember receiving that call “Hien! Someone attacked me, I’m bleeding! Help me!” I rush there immediately to see her face, her hands and her clothes covered in blood. As soon as she saw me – she screams and I run to her and hug her. The man who had saved her decided to stay with her to protect her. I’m so thankful ❤️ Dear: Scott Thank you, To us – You are our angel. If it wasn’t for you, she could have been beaten to death. Your strength and bravery saved someone’s life. My mom is so sweet, so innocent and caring. She is such a strong woman – who I am today is because of her. She is my best friend and I love her so much. Without her, it would just be me. I wouldn’t have a family. She is my only family ❤️ Please hug your love one tonight, I ask you all to share this experience with others to show awareness, to show that you care and how important life really is. Stay safe #listentolinda
“If it wasn’t for you, she could have been beaten to death. Your strength and bravery saved someone’s life,” Linda wrote.
Nho is now recovering from the incident. Linda urged others to share her mother’s story to spread awareness.
“My mom is so sweet, so innocent and caring. She is such a strong woman — who I am today is because of her. She is my best friend and I love her so much,” Linda added. “Without her, it would just be me. I wouldn’t have a family. She is my only family.”
The incident is now under investigation. Police are also watching over Nho in the area, Linda told NextShark.
Feature Images via Linda Huynh (@lindaandthecity)