Man stabbed while walking dog on Boulder Creek Path

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BOULDER, Colo. -- Police are searching for an assailant after a man was stabbed while walking his dog on the Boulder Creek Path on Wednesday night.

The Boulder Police Department said said the 53-year-old man was just south of the Boulder Public Library about 9:20 p.m. when he heard what sounded like a jogger approaching him from behind.

Then, the man told police the assailant stabbed him in the stomach. The man started chasing the assailant until he realized he'd been stabbed. He drove himself to a hospital and is doing OK.

Police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly said investigators don't believe the assailant knew his victim or had any connection to him.

"The person didn't even attempt to make any kind of contact with him," Cordingly said. "Really, really weird."

The victim, who was not identified, could only offer police a vague description of the assailant, describing him as a tall, thin white man who was wearing all black. The man also had a black backpack with white trim.

Police have stepped up patrols in the area and investigators are reviewing surveillance videos in the area, hoping to glean more information on the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 303-441-3333 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.