By Tom Mustin
DENVER (CBS4) - Police are looking for the suspect after a bizarre stabbing in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
"It's East Colfax and Cap Hill, anything can happen," Kristopher Popovski told CBS4's Tom Mustin. Popovski manages the Good Times restaurant, where the altercation happened.
"It got heated up and someone ended up being stabbed in the eye with a switchblade," said Popovski.
On Feb. 7 at approximately 4 a.m., surveillance video captured a man at the walk-up window of the restaurant, located near Colfax Avenue and Clarkson Street.
Popovski says the man started arguing with a former employee.
"Just trying to get free food. I think there was alcohol involved and nobody was making the right decisions," Popvsky said.
After stabbing the ex-worker in the face, the suspect took off.
"He went off running. That was the last we saw him, that Sunday morning," said Popovski.
Longtime resident Gregory Thomas told CBS4 that particular area of Colfax can be dicey, especially overnight.
"Anywhere within a flour block radius of the capitol is dangerous for anybody or everybody," he told Mustin.
Denver police say the suspect is a 6 foot black male in his 20s. He was wearing a brown hooded jacket with a snowflake print across the shoulders.
As the search continues for a violent criminal, Thomas says common sense can help prevent any further attacks.
"Don't be out here at 3 a.m. unless you're buying drugs or selling drugs. That's all who's out here," he said.
Popovski says the victim is expected to recover.
If you have any information that could be helpful to police in their investigation, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 720-913-STOP. You can remain anonymous.
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