Off-duty sheriff's deputy stabbed in East Los Angeles

EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police detectives swarmed the neighborhood near the intersection of Indiana and 1st streets looking for a suspect who attacked an off-duty L.A. County sheriff's deputy.

Authorities got the call just before 6 a.m. Friday. Detectives said the deputy was attacked outside of his home. But authorities aren't sure what provoked the attack.

His injuries were not serious, but he suffered some cuts to an arm, according to police. He was treated at the scene.

A wide perimeter was set up as police looked for the suspect, which meant a number of businesses in the area couldn't open up.

"Some people have been here since six in the morning so we couldn't get to our business. Our businesses, all the streets were blocked," one business owner said.

By around 10:30 a.m., the perimeter was dismantled. The suspect they were searching for was gone.

His identity and what prompted the attack remain a mystery. Some residents said that at that hour there are a fair amount of homeless people wandering around there.

By midday, the business that were closed during the search were allowed to re-open.

Authorities only had a limited description of the suspect - a man in his 20s, who was wearing a black hoodie and tan shorts.

Anyone with more information was urged to call the LAPD or the L.A. County Sheriff's Department
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