Man stabbed in face at trolley stop

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Ambulance at NightSAN DIEGO — A 43-year-old man was stabbed in the face while waiting at a trolley stop in Old Town in an apparent gang-related attack, police said Thursday.

The stabbing at Congress and Taylor streets was reported at 10:08 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego police Officer David Stafford.

Two men walked up to the victim and issued a gang challenge before one of them pulled out a knife or box cutter and stabbed the victim in his face, he said in a statement.

Paramedics took the victim to a local trauma center, Stafford said, adding that the wound was not life-threatening.

Police described the suspects as young Hispanic men, around 5 feet 9, last seen wearing white shirts and blue pants. They fled in a newer white Nissan sedan, Stafford said.

Gang detectives were investigating.

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