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.