An investigation was under way Tuesday in San Diego’s Cherokee Point neighborhood, where a man wearing a gray hoodie ran up behind a 21-year-old man and tried to slash his throat but got his cheek instead, police said.

The attack at 3850 University Ave. was reported just before 6 p.m. Monday, according to San Diego Police Officer Dino Delimitros.

The victim, who had just walked out of a liquor store when the attack occurred, suffered a minor cut to his left cheek, Delimitros said in a statement.

The motive was unclear.

—City News Service