Philadelphia Councilman David Oh stabbed in robbery

57-year-old councilman stabbed with a knife, expected to make a full recovery.

Philadelphia councilman at-large David Oh was hospitalized after he was stabbed outside his home during an attempted robbery on Wednesday night. Thankfully, he is expected to make a full recovery.

Philly Councilman at-Large David Oh Recovering After Stabbing

Oh was returning home from work, unloading his car when a man approached him and demanded his keys.

"[David Oh] gets out of his car, he's taking his bags out of his car and other things. He gets approached by a black male in his 20s and the male is saying something to him, he can't understand what he's saying," said Lt. John Walker, with the Philadelphia Police Department.

According to police, Oh tried to engage in conversation with the man. That's when the man pulled out a knife, stabbed the councilman once in the left side, then fled the scene.

Oh was transported to an area hospital where doctors listed him in critical but stable condition. He underwent surgery overnight and was expected to recover, according to the councilman's office.

"He will remain at the hospital to monitor his recovery, but is expected to fully heal and return home soon," legislative aide Matt Pershe told ABC News.

No immediate arrests have been made. Police said they would be searching for surveillance video and interviewing potential witnesses.

The attacker was described as being in his 20s with a scruffy beard, wearing black jeans, black sneakers and a black shirt with white writing. Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

Pershe says the man was a complete stranger to the councilman, who became the first Asian American elected to public office in Philadelphia in 2011. And in spite of his injuries, Oh has no hard feeling against his attacker.

"He doesn't have any ill will toward the person who attacked him," Pershe said. "That's just the way he is."

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