The attack happened on the 1800 block of 8th Street NW about 4:30 p.m. Monday.
The victim parked his car and left it unlocked when he went inside the nearby Cleveland Elementary School, according to authorities. While the man was gone, someone hopped into his vehicle.
When the victim returned to his car, he discovered that somebody was in it. The victim then pulled the individual out and asked why the person was in his vehicle.
A fight began soon after. Eventually, the person found in the car pulled out a box cutter.
The individual with the box cutter then swung it at the victim, slashing the victim’s coat.
A co-worker of the victim arrived on the scene soon after, and the box cutter-wielding attacker fled.
Police haven’t released a description of the suspect.
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