Oceanside Police investigate the stabbing. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Police Wednesday were searching for an assailant who stabbed a man in the back outside an Oceanside market.

The stabbing was reported around 6 p.m. Tuesday outside El Torito Market on the corner of Bush and San Diego streets, according to Oceanside Police.

The victim, whose age was not immediately available, was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were not believed to be life-threatening, Sgt. Ryan Davis said.

The victim was accompanied by two people when he was attacked by a man and stabbed several times in the back, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

No detailed suspect description was immediately available.

— City News Service

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