Police in Hanover say a 26-year-old man was stabbed after he confronted a person who may have been breaking into an acquaintance's car.
According to authorities, the victim was dropping off his 21-year-old girlfriend at her home in the 200 block of Locust Street at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
Police said the victim entered the parking area towards the back of the home when he saw a man standing next to a vehicle that belonged to his girlfriend's relative.
The victim got out of his car and approached the stranger to ask him what he was doing. The man then stabbed the victim in the thigh with a knife and took off running south along the alley between Locust Street and Baer Avenue.
The suspect is described as a white man in his twenties with scruffy facial hair. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt under a black-and-gray flannel jacket, blue jeans and sneakers. He was around 5'7" tall.
Upon further investigation, officials determined that a nearby 2011 Honda Civic had its passenger side window broken out, and someone had rummaged through the car's contents (though nothing was taken).
It is possible that the victim interrupted a theft that was in progress.
The victim suffered a cut to his hand and a stab wound in his upper thigh. He was treated and later released from Hanover Hospital.
Police are asking for anyone that may have witnessed the incident or who may have information to contact the police department through York County 911 or at 717-637-5575.