Maine State Police are looking for two Waterville women for questioning in connection with the stabbing of a third woman in China Tuesday night.

Carissa Butkewicz, 23, and Tiffany Glidden, 20, are being sought for questioning related to the stabbing of 24-year-old Katherine Hopkins of Waterville, according to a statement Wednesday morning from Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

McCausland would not say whether the women are suspects in the stabbing but described them as “persons of interest” who may have information about the incident.

“We won’t know the complete story of what transpired until we find these two women and can get their side of the story,” he said in a phone interview.

Hopkins is listed in critical but stable condition at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, police said. She was stabbed while sitting in a vehicle on Neck Road in China at around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to the release.

The exact location of the stabbing and what caused it are unknown, said McCausland. He also didn’t know what weapon was involved.

Police asked that anyone with information on the whereabouts of Butkewicz or Glidden to call Maine State Police in Augusta at 624-7076, or 911.

This story will be updated.

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