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Oceanside police searching for stabbing suspect who fled on skateboard

Oceanside police were hunting Friday morning for a stabbing suspect who fled the scene on a skateboard, a police official said.

The victim, a man, was stabbed about 9 a.m. on Via Del Norte, in a business area north of Mission Avenue and south of state Route 76 and the Oceanside Municipal Airport, police spokesperson Jennifer Atenza said.

The victim was flown to a hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening, she said.

The assailant fled on a skateboard. He was described as a White or Latino man standing between 5-feet, 8-inches and 6-feet tall. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, black shorts, black Puma shoes.

His head is bald and is covered with tattoos

Police, who were using a helicopter to assist in the search, asked people to avoid the area.

Anyone who information about the suspect’s whereabouts was asked to immediately call Oceanside police at (760)435-4911.

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