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Police seek public’s help in identifying a suspect in Newport Beach stabbing

Police seek public’s help in identifying a suspect in Newport Beach stabbing
Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred at about 1 a.m. Sunday at Newport Boulevard and 28th Street in Newport Beach. (Daily Pilot)

Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man suspected of stabbing a 28-year-old man on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach early Sunday, authorities said Wednesday.

Police said the assault occurred at Newport Boulevard and 28th Street at about 1 a.m. The victim, a Dana Point man whom authorities did not identify, was stabbed several times with an unknown object. He is expected to survive, police said.

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Police described the attacker as in his mid-20s, about 5-foot-8 with "scraggly" hair. He was wearing dark clothing and a hooded sweatshirt, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Det. Rick Henry at (949) 644-3797. Anonymous messages can be directed to the Police Department's recorded hotline at (800) 550-NBPD (550-6273).

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