A Georgetown man was stabbed early Thursday during a burglary.
Georgetown police responded to a call from a home on Mallory Lane about 1 a.m.
Two residents of the home told officers they heard a sound from downstairs and noticed that the sliding-glass back door was open, Georgetown police Detective Brian Moore said.
Officers searched the property but did not find anyone. They left about 1:30 a.m., Moore said.
An hour later, one of the residents went downstairs to make sure the back door was locked, Moore said. When he opened the door, he was confronted by a man with a knife. The man stabbed the resident and fled, Moore said.
Police have not identified the residents.
The victim had a minor stab wound to his abdomen. He was treated at Georgetown Community Hospital and released, Moore said.
No arrests have been made. Police say the assailant was black, about 30 years old and 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9. He was wearing a dark-color hooded sweatshirt, jeans and gloves.