Updated: Clowns reportedly attack man near SDSU, police questioning incident

by Jamie Ballard, Managing Editor

This story was updated to include information from SDPD Lt. Scott Wahl at 1:36 p.m. PST.

A man reported being attacked and stabbed by four people in clown costumes near SDSU on October 28, San Diego Police reported.

He told police he had been riding his skateboard shortly before 9 p.m. when he got into a verbal altercation. He started to leave when four people in clown costumes reportedly attacked him.

“We are still investigating the incident, but at this time, we don’t think it’s something people should be alarmed or concerned about. It looks like an isolated incident,” Lt. Scott Wahl said.

The man reportedly had two stab wounds to his lower abdomen and lacerations on his cheek and the back of his right shoulder.

“The exact story isn’t clear right now, so we are hoping to find witnesses who saw the initial altercation,” Lt. Wahl said. “Whether it happened the way the victim reported is still unclear.”

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call San Diego Police or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

This story may be updated.