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Man attacked by machete-wielding suspect in Talmadge

San Diego Police
Posted at 7:02 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 07:20:59-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A man was injured in a machete attack in San Diego’s Talmadge neighborhood Thursday night, San Diego Police say.

According to police, the incident happened just before 7 p.m. on the 4800 block of of El Cajon Boulevard.

Police say the suspect walked up to the victim, who was sitting in his car, and attacked him with the machete.

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Police say the suspect shattered the vehicle’s windows with his machete. The victim got out of the car and ran off. But the suspect threw the weapon at the victim. The blade hit the victim in the back as the suspect then ran away.

The victim received a a 3-inch cut on the ride side of his back, and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are looking for the suspect. They say he was wearing a blue shirt and blue pants and ran northbound.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the San Diego Police Department.