Man stabbed trying to break up argument

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SAN DIEGO — A 60-year-old man was stabbed at an East Village transient camp while trying to break up an argument, police said Friday.

knife-attackThe victim was at the transient camp near the 1700 block of F Street around 10 p.m. Thursday when another man arrived on a bicycle and began to argue with a woman who was at the camp, San Diego Police Department Officer Frank Cali said.

When the victim tried to intervene in the argument, the suspect pulled out a knife and attacked the victim, cutting him on the left hand and stabbing him in the right shoulder, Cali said.

A call was made to police at the time of the stabbing, but the victim, the suspect and the woman involved in the argument had all left the scene by the time officers arrived, Cali said.

The victim, whose injuries are non life-threatening, checked into Mercy Hospital around 10 a.m. today, and police confirmed that he was the man stabbed during the fight last night, Cali said.

The suspect was described as a 45-year-old man who is 5 feet 6 and 200 pounds with black hair, Cali said.

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