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Off-Duty Deputy Stabbed In Boyle Heights, Suspect At Large

BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) – An off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy suffered minor injuries after being stabbed while leaving his home in Boyle Heights early Friday morning, authorities said.

The stabbing occurred just before 6 a.m. In the 3400 block of East 1st Street. A deputy was leaving his home, dressed in regular clothes, when he was attacked by the suspect with a knife or some other kind of sharp weapon, according to Los Angeles police.

"The attack was violent, it was fast, and the deputy had to fight in order to get that assailant off of him," LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery said.

The deputy was treated at the scene and did not require transport to a hospital, police said.

LAPD and LASD set up a perimeter and scoured the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

There was no immediate suspect description or a possible motive in the attack.

"At this point we don't have any information as related to a motive, it just seems like a random attack," Deputy Sheriff DAngelo Robinson told CBS2.

LAPD are investigating the incident.

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