San Diego

Pedestrian, Driver Stabbed Near North Park Grocery Store

Police were searching Friday for a man who stabbed a pedestrian and a driver in an attempted carjacking in broad daylight near a North Park grocery store.

The suspect, described as a possible homeless man in his 30s, first stabbed a 25-year-old man who was walking on the sidewalk near the Vons shopping center near 30th Street and Howard Avenue at about 8:15 a.m., the San Diego Police Department said. 

The man then took off into the Vons parking lot, where he attempted to steal a car from a 57-year-old man. During the altercation, the suspect stabbed the driver up to four times in the arm but was unable to take his car, SDPD said.

Neither victim had life-threatening injuries, police said. 

The suspect ran away on foot and has not been located. A search was ongoing. He is believed to be 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a gray shirt at the time of the stabbings. 

Patrol cars were staged in the parking lot at the Vons grocery store. Police detectives could be seen collecting evidence from the parking lot. 

No other information was available.

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