Police ID naked man in Walnut Hills attack

Posted at 12:24 PM, Oct 13, 2015

CINCINNATI --  Police have identified the naked man arrested in Monday's stabbing of a woman in Walnut Hills.

Algeria K. Washington, of New York, was charged with felonious assault and criminal endangerment in the incident that happened at about 1:40 p.m. near the intersection of Oak Street and Stanton Avenue, according to police.

Cincinnati Police Sgt. Daniel O'Malley said Washington came out of a building near the intersection, took off his clothes and attacked the woman near an apartment complex.

Washington then ran down the road and hit a car window, breaking the glass, O'Malley said. The person in the car was not injured.

The woman drove herself to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment, O'Malley said. Her condition has not been released.

Friends and neighbors -- who say the woman is known around the neighborhood as "Mrs. Warren" -- told WCPO they were overwhelmed to learn what happened Monday afternoon.

Her daughter, who asked to be identified as Tiffany, said she's feeling angry, sad and afraid.

"She was minding her own business, walking down the street," Tiffany said.

Washington was arraigned in Hamilton County Municipal Court Tuesday morning. There was a delay in charging Washington until his mental status could be determined, police said on Monday.

It was potential mental illness Tiffany said had her most on edge. "There is a lot of sickness going on and mental health is just as important," she said. "I feel like this should be something that should be addressed so we don't have situations like this and we don't have to worry about...our loved ones..."

Tiffany said her mother has gone home from the hospital and is resting, expected to recover.

Washington is scheduled to appear in court again on Oct. 22.