A woman in her 40s who was stabbed at her home in the village of Carlton, near Selby this morning is in a stable condition and speaking to detectives.
Police say the woman is not a relative of Connor Woodrow, the 16-year-old boy suspected of the stabbing and currently on the run.
Police say the teenager is believed to be on foot and a police helicopter continues to scour the area.
Chief Inspector Charlotte Bloxham of North Yorkshire Police told ITV that that they are relying on the public to watch out for Connor, but not to approach him.
Soon after the incident, children at two local schools were allowed to leave but only if accompanied by an adult.
Police are hunting a 16-year-old boy who is suspected of stabbing a woman.
Connor Woodrow is wanted after the woman, in her 40s, suffered knife wounds in Manor Farm Close in Carlton, Goole, near Selby this afternoon. The woman is being treated in hospital.
North Yorkshire Police say specialist units are at the scene and searches are being conducted in the area. A thorough investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding the event is underway.
A spokesman said: "If Connor is listening to or sees this appeal he is asked to surrender to the police.
"Anyone who has seen Connor is urged not to approach him and call 999 immediately."
Armed police are at the scene on Manor Farm Close, which has been cordoned off while investigations are carried out, but residents are being allowed back into their homes.
Schools nearby kept pupils behind as a safety precaution.
According to his social media profile, Connor recently left Howden Secondary School and works at KFC.
13:57hrs Carlton, Goole assisiting with a suspect search. Enquiries on going
A woman's body has been recovered from a house following a fire in a village near Selby.
Emergency services were called to Moat Way in Brayton at 1am today.
North Yorkshire Police said the body of a woman, believed to be in her 40s, was found at the address.
The scene has been cordoned off.
A force spokesman said: "Detectives are currently treating her death as unexplained and are urging witnesses to get in touch."
Police are appealing for help to trace a wanted man from Goole.
Paul Eldin has failed to answer bail and attend court in relation to an assault.
Police say he has connections in the Snaith and Selby area and Castleford, West Yorkshire.
Officers are urging anyone with any information about Eldin's whereabouts to get in touch.
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Police in Selby are asking for the public's help in trying to find a missing man.
34-year-old Daniel Mallows was last seen at 06:45 on Wednesday morning at his home in Fir Tree Close.
Officers say they are extremely concerned for Mr Mallows' welfare and appeal to anyone with any information as to his whereabouts to get in touch as a matter of urgency.
There are delays on First Transpennine Express trains between Hull and Selby due to road vehicle hitting a bridge.
More to follow.
One lane is closed and there is very slow traffic due to an accident on A1(M) Northbound between J42 A63 (Selby fork) and J43 M1 (Hook Moor).
Lane three (of three) is closed towards Wetherby.