Stabbing downtown, suspect at large

On September 18th at 8:35 p.m. officers responded to an area hospital to contact an assault victim with a knife wound.  During the investigation officers determined the stabbing assault occurred at Minor Avenue and Pine Street.

The victim stated that he was walking past the dog park.  An adult male suspect asked him for some money.  The victim told the suspect that he didn’t have any money.  The suspect then “punched” the victim in the chest.  The victim thought that he had only been punched, but a short time later he realized that he had been cut and stabbed as well.

The victim sustained a non-life-threatening 1-inch deep, 4-inch long knife wound to the chest.  He made his way to the hospital where officers interviewed him about the incident.

The suspect, who remains at large, is described as a Native American or Hispanic male in his 20’s, 5’6″ tall and 180 lbs.