Yonhap reports that an American woman in her 40s, an employee of the US embassy in Japan in Korea as a tourist, was attacked by an unknown assailant in the shopping district of Myeong-dong.

According to police, the attack took place at 8pm Tuesday. The assailant, a man who appears to be in his 20s and wearing a black hat at the time, stabbed the woman three times in the stomach region and fled, but not before dropping the knife, which was knocked out of his hand by an umbrella wielded by a person the victim was with.

The woman was wearing a long scarf covering her stomach region, so she was not injured in the attack.