Man assaulted, cut, in Central District

On April 2nd, at approximately 11:40 pm, a man was in the 2900 Block of East Cherry Street when he was approached by another man asking for change.  When the victim told the suspect he did not have any change, the suspect produced a knife and lunged toward him.  The victim put his hands up to stop the attack and suffered a 3 inch laceration to the palm of his hand.  The suspect, described as a black male, thirties, 5’8″, 180 pounds, dark complexion, short hair, and wearing a grey sweater and red sweatpants, fled eastbound on foot.  The victim was then able to call 911 from a payphone and East Precinct officers and Seattle Fire responded.  The Fire Department treated the victim at the scene and then transported him to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment of the cut to his hand.  Officers conducted a search, including a K9 search, but the suspect was not located.