Attacker still on the loose after Hillcrest stabbing

SAN DIEGO -- A man was stabbed in Hillcrest Sunday evening, the San Diego Police Department confirmed, and after making an initial arrest, police said the suspect was still on the run.

At 7:18 p.m., police received calls that a 51-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds to his neck had staggered toward the Alibi bar on University Avenue. The attack occurred nearby, at University Avenue and Richmond Street, according to police.

An ambulance took the injured man to the hospital in serious condition.

A short time later, officers arrested a suspect at 4000 Park Boulevard, but SDPD told FOX 5 they questioned a person, but later determined the person was not related to the stabbing. Their search continued late into the evening Sunday.

Police said they were looking for a Hispanic man, possibly wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, Nike running shoes and a hat with "LA" on it. Witnesses described the suspect as a roughly 5-foot-6-inch to 5-foot-8- inch man under 40 years old.

The suspect was last seen running west in the 1300 block of Essex Street, police said.

Investigators had yet to determine whether it was a random or pre-meditated attack.