Scissors used in attack in downtown Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. - A pair of scissors was held to a teenager's neck during an attack Saturday night in downtown Boulder that police say was unprovoked.

According to police spokeswoman Kim Kobel, the 18-year-old was walking with a woman in the area of 13th and Spruce Streets at 10:21 p.m. when the attack occurred.

"The victim says the suspect lunged at him with a pair of scissors, and held the scissors to the victim’s neck," Kobel wrote in a press release.

The teenager was able to push the suspect away and grab the scissors, but suffered several cuts during the scuffle. He was treated at a hospital and later released, Kobel said.

The suspect ran away after the victim got hold of the scissors. The suspect is described as a stocky white male between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10 tall. He has receding brownish-blond hair and is estimated to be in his 30s. He was wearing a short-sleeved green t-shirt and is described as possibly being a transient.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Kurt Foster at 303-441-4329. Those who have information but want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.