A man was slashed in the face by an unknown, knife-wielding suspect in La Mesa Friday night, police said.
At around 7:40 p.m., a witness called 911 to report that a suspect had attacked a 50-year-old man in the 7400 block of Colony Drive, cutting the victim’s face with a knife.
When police arrived at the scene, they found the victim on the ground with cuts to his nose and face. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The slashing suspect had fled the scene, and was last seen running through a nearby residential complex.
Police officers searched the area with help from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department’s helicopter and El Cajon police K-9 units, but were not able to locate the suspect.
He remains at large, and is described by police as a white male adult in his 40s to 50s. He’s between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-6, 160-pounds with graying “salt and pepper” hair.
He was wearing a T-shirt, brown shorts and was carrying a large black trash bag when he fled the scene.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the La Mesa Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS.