Edmonton police are working to track down a woman believed to have attacked another woman in a downtown high-rise Saturday evening.

Police were called to a stabbing inside a high-rise building located in the area of 100 Street and 106 Avenue at about 6 p.m.

Officers found a 30-year-old woman suffering from severe knife injuries – and after searching the building, found the suspect had fled the scene with the alleged weapon.

Investigators are searching for Sharon Houle, aka Sharon Berard, 36, who is believed to have attacked the victim.

She is described as:

  • Aboriginal
  • 162 cm (5’4”) tall
  • About 81 kg (180 lbs.)
  • Long Black hair

She was reportedly wearing black clothing at the time of the alleged assault.

Houle is wanted on a number of charges including uttering threats, possession of a weapon, and break and enter to commit assault.

It’s believed a long fold-out hunting knife was used in the attack police are also asking area residents to keep an eye out for the weapon, in the event it was discarded after the attack.

Police said the victim and the suspect knew each other – it’s believed the stabbing came after a fight at a local establishment earlier that day.

Houle is known to police, and considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Edmonton Police Service non-emergency line at 780-423-4567 or #377 on a mobile phone – or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).