Elderly woman choked then stabbed in Hillcrest

An elderly woman was attacked with a knife in Hillcrest on Saturday.
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An elderly woman was accosted outside the CVS Pharmacy on Washington Street reports Times of San Diego.

The incident occurred on Saturday, January 8 at approximately 11:47 pm police say.

The assailant first choked the 66-year-old woman and then cut her neck with a knife before fleeing down Washington Street.

The unidentified woman was rushed to a local hospital, where her injuries appear to have been non-life threatening.

Police describe the perpetrator as being a light-skinned Hispanic male with curly hair and wearing dark clothing.

Police are currently investigating the case.