Man knifed in Short North

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Columbus police are looking for the panhandler who they believe attacked a passer-by with a knife.

According to detectives, Kyle Westerburg was slashed by the suspect early Tuesday morning after giving him cash in the 700 block of North High Street.

Westerburg is expected to be okay.

The Short North Alliance says it can offer escorts to people during certain hours. For more information, contact the Short North Ambassador Hotline at 614-636-5100.

(ABC6/FOX28 contributed to this story)

(Photo courtesy ExperienceColumbus)

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