Police: Scottsbluff hotel employee defends self from attackers with box cutter

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb.-- Authorities in the Nebraska Panhandle say a motel housekeeper defended herself from an assault using a box cutter. 

Scottsbluff police say they were called to the Super 8 Motel Tuesday morning for a reported stabbing. 

They say a housekeeper was cleaning a room when two guests noticed her, entered the room, and assaulted her. 

The victim reportedly used a box cutter to defend herself and was able to escape as the suspects chased her. 

The housekeeper went into the lobby for help and the police were called. 

27-year-old Elsie Bravo and 34-year-old Rita Morales were both cited for third-degree assault. 

Police say the suspects and the victim knew each other.