Students and employees at UC San Diego are on high alert after a knife attack on campus. NBC 7’s Rory Devine reports.
UC San Diego police issued an alert after a man attacked a student with a knife on campus Monday night.
According to officials, a student was attacked from behind and cut in the neck area by an unknown suspect. The student was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has since been released.
The assault happened around 7:15 p.m. outside Center Hall on Library Walk, right off Gilman Drive. San Diego Police and Fire-Rescue responded to the scene.
Students received email, text and phone alerts, and helicopters were seen circling overhead in search of the suspect.
A university spokesperson said the attack was reported about 30 minutes after it happened and appears to be random.
The suspect was described as a white man in his 50s, approximately 5-feet-4 with a thin build and a white beard. He was last seen wearing gray and white camouflage, according to school officials.
Anyone with information can call UC San Diego campus police at 858-534-4357.