After surviving horrific attack, woman finds her ex-boyfriend was living in her attic

A woman who barely escaped when her ex-boyfriend attacked her with a knife made another disturbing realization -- he had been living in her attic and stalking her.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office is looking 21-year-old Taylor Broussard, who is on the run and facing nine active warrants for felonies, WGNO reports.

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The unidentified woman called police on April 29 to report that Broussard entered her Larose, Louisianna, residence without permission.

On May 3, he again forced his way inside and confronted the woman, who was alone in her home with a child, according to police reports.

According to the LPSO, Broussard struck the woman with his fists and continued beating her as she tried to shield the child.

Broussard then pulled out a knife and threatened the woman, slashing a mattress and damaging several items in a bedroom before the woman and child escaped to a neighbor's house to call for help.

The suspect stole the woman's purse and escaped in her car, according to the LPSO.

Deputies arrived on scene and while searching the house they found bedding, water bottles, food and bottles containing urine in the attic.

Authorities say Broussard had been living in the attic for a while, but they are not sure how long.

WGNO reports that Broussard faces warrants for two counts of stalking, domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, domestic abuse aggravated assault, theft of a motor vehicle, felony theft, home invasion, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and simple criminal damage to property.