San Diego Police Department

Man Stabbed, Killed in Pacific Beach Public Bathroom

Four men chased a man on a bicycle who was suspected of attacking the victim, witnesses said

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A public bathroom just inches away from the sand in Pacific Beach turned into a grisly homicide scene on Sunday after a man was stabbed and killed.

The homicide was reported at around 7:35 p.m. at a men's bathroom at the beach. The victim, described by police as a man, 39, was stabbed in the upper torso.

A video shot by a bystander shows a group of people coming to aid the man who was bleeding on the bathroom floor. One witness wrapped a towel around the man's neck in an effort to stop the bleeding.

The victim was transferred to a local hospital where he later died. His name has not been released pending family notification.

According to witnesses, the possible suspect took off on a bicycle up the boardwalk and four men chased after him. Police have yet to confirm that is the suspect.

It is not known if the victim knew the attacker. Police do not know the motive for the stabbing.

Police asked people to avoid Ocean Avenue and Grand Avenue as the Homicide Unit is at the scene conducting an investigation.

No other information was available.

Anyone with information on the deadly stabbing is encouraged to contact SDPD's Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293. Anonymous tips can be made by contacting Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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