Citrus Heights police are searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a man and his dog at an apartment complex this morning.
Officers responded about 9:53 a.m. to the 7400 block of Auburn Oaks Court and arrived to find a man who had suffered stab wounds. The man was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, according to a Police Department news release.
Police said the man's dog also was stabbed, but the animal's injuries also were not believed to be life-threatening. An animal control officer responded to the scene.
The assault occurred near the rear of the apartment complex as the victim was walking his dog. The victim fought back and may have injured the suspect, police said.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 50s, about 6 feet, 5 inches tall, with a muscular build and a shaved head. He was seen leaving the area on a bicycle.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Police Department at (916) 727-5500. Callers can remain anonymous.