“That’s when I got hit from the back and I got cut,” Sanchez said. “I didn’t even second-guess what was going on. I ran ... I thought I was dying.”
The Marietta man was treated at WellStar Kennestone Hospital and required 25 stitches down the right side of his face, the news station reported.
A 26-year-old Marietta man is recovering after he was stabbed in the face outside a Kennesaw bar. He required 25 stitches, according to Channel 2 Action News. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)
Kennesaw police are now treating the attack as a hate crime.
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“Our primary goal right now is to identify potential witnesses who may have seen anything to corroborate what we have so far,” Kennesaw police Lt. Craig Graydon told AJC.com.
Anyone who witnessed the assault or has information regarding the case is asked to call Kennesaw police at 770-422-2505 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.