SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A male student was stabbed in the neck by a transient at UC San Diego, a university official said.
The stabbing occurred around 7:15 p.m. Monday outside the university's Center Hall, Jeff Gattas, the university's executive director of marketing, media relations and public affairs said.
The student, whose name was not released, was hospitalized with a non-life threatening wound, Gattas said.
"We just think it's a random act," Gattas said.
Gattas described the suspect as a male transient around 50 years old, 5 feet, 4 inches tall, thin and wearing a hooded sweatshirt in a camouflage pattern.
Gattas said the 45,000 member university community was informed of the incident and ensuing search by email, text, phone and online around 9:15 p.m.
San Diego Police Department Officer Dino Delimitros said a department helicopter on the way to another call had flown over the university but officers in it did not see anything.