Police are searching for a suspect after an afternoon stabbing at the Fashion Valley Mall in Mission Valley on Wednesday.
The San Diego Police Department said a woman called to report she was punched in the back by a man near the Container Store just before 3:30 p.m., though medics later confirmed she had been stabbed.
The 58-year-old victim followed the suspect through the parking lot and onto Friars Road and lost track of him near the State Route 163 off-ramp.
The woman was bleeding and was taken to the hospital with a stab wound to her shoulder blade. Her injuries are not considered life-threatening, SDPD said.
The suspect was last seen fleeing eastbound on Friars Road and has not yet been detained. He is described as thin and 6 feet tall with brown hair and green or blue eyes. He was wearing a green shirt and brown pants.
A spokesperson for the Fashion Valley Mall wanted to reassure shoppers that they are committed to providing a safe shopping experience and directed all further questions to SDPD.
No other information was available.
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