San Diego

Man Stabbed in Neck Near Balboa Park

A 29-year-old man was sitting on a park bench in Balboa Park near the 2000 block of Park Boulevard when a man approached him, asking for a cigarette just after midnight Sunday.

When the victim said he didn’t have one, the suspect stabbed him in the neck and left on a bicycle, according to San Diego police.

He is described as tan, about 5-feet, 5-inches tall and wearing a blue jacket. He was last seen going northbound.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

San Diego Police Department detectives are investigating the incident.

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