Man stabbed, bitten in East Village attack

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SAN DIEGO — A 26-year-old man was stabbed and bitten in an apparent random attack early Thursday in the East Village.

The victim told authorities he saw the suspect standing at the intersection of 15th and Market streets on his way home shortly before 2 a.m. and the suspect rushed toward him “for no reason,” according to San Diego police Officer Robert Heims.

The suspect stabbed the victim in his left shoulder with an unknown object, Heims said. The victim tried to stop the attack by putting the assailant in a bear hug, but the suspect bit his ear.

The victim let go after he was bitten and the suspect ran off. Heims said the victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police described the suspect as stocky white man between 30 to 40 years old with a red beard. He was wearing a black T-shirt, black sweatpants and white Nike shoes.

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