Stranger Follows Man Down Street, Attacks Him With Knife

The assault happened on K Street in downtown San Diego's East Village area

San Diego police are searching for an unknown suspect who followed a 20-year-old man down a street in downtown’s East Village and then attacked him with a knife.

The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said the victim was walking in the 1300 block of K Street just before 3:45 a.m. when a stranger walked up behind him and tried to start a conversation.

The victim walked away, but the stranger continued to follow him, police said.

A short time later, the stranger allegedly punched the victim twice in the face and then pulled out a knife and stabbed him on the head.

The suspect ran away. The victim was taken to a local hospital with a non-life threatening wound to his head, police said.

The victim told investigators the assault suspect was between 20 and 25 years old, about 170 pounds and had a beard. He was wearing a blue Padres shirt and blue shorts.

The incident is under investigation and anyone with information on the case should call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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