Police in San Diego were searching late Thursday for a heavyset woman with facial hair who is suspected of stabbing a man. 

Investigators said the incident occurred in the citiy's East Village neighborhood at approximately 7:40 p.m. local time Wednesday. 

Police spokesman Robert Heims told Fox 5 San Diego that the 39-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, walked up to a group of people and asked for a cigarette. 

At that point, Heims said, the woman walked up to the victim and told him to get away from her things. She then stabbed him on the left side of his neck. 

The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect fled the scene, and is described by police as a white woman "with a beard", weighing approximately 400 pounds and wearing a white T-shirt and jeans.

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