Santa Cruz Police were called to the parking lot outside CVS drugstore on Front Street after employees reported a man bleeding and laying on the steps by Soquel Avenue.
The man was apparently intoxicated, police reported. He was stabbed in the palm and had a swollen face, apparently from falling, he said.
He couldn't remember where the attack occurred. He said his assailant was 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 140 pounds and white.
Police ask that anyone with information contact the tip line www.santacruzpolice.com, iPhone app or 420-5820 (Investigations).