Special Victims Unit investigators are searching for a man who brutalized two women in Hunting Park for hours from Sunday afternoon to early yesterday.
Police said that the man, whose identity is known but has not been released, was the boyfriend of one of the victims and that the assault occurred at her home on Schiller Street near 8th.
The other victim was a friend of the girlfriend, an SVU supervisor said.
The man allegedly began holding the women captive at the home with a knife sometime early Sunday afternoon.
During the prolonged assault, he beat and stabbed his girlfriend and raped her friend, police said.
The horrific ordeal dragged on until 2:30 a.m., when the attacker fled on foot and the women were able to call 9-1-1.
The rape victim was treated for her injuries and released, while the victim of the beating and stabbing remains in stable but guarded condition at an area hospital. Police did not release the age of either victim or where they were treated for their injuries.