Search for man who authorities say stabbed police officer

D.C. Police are searching for a man they say stabbed a special police officer. The attack happened Saturday morning at a Giant Store on Alabama Avenue in the southeast.

The suspect was confronted by a special police officer for shoplifting. Authorities say the suspect then stabbed the officer and fled the area.

The suspect is described as a black man with short hair, brown eyes, and wearing a black t-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-727-9099. Information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.