Off-duty police officer stabbed in Southern California
PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are again searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a Southern California police officer after a man detained after the attack was released from custody.
Officials say the off-duty Fullerton police officer was stabbed with a sharp object Saturday afternoon at a strip mall in Placentia.
The attacker ran from the scene.
Police detained a 19-year-old man, but later cleared and released him.
The officer was treated at a hospital for injuries officials said were serious but not life-threatening.
Police are searching for a suspect described as Latino, in his late teens or early twenties.
Investigators have not identified a motive for the attack.