A Thanksgiving celebration among transients ended in a slashing incident late Thursday afternoon and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office is still looking for the unidentified man believed to be responsible.

A sheriff's news release stated that at about 5 p.m. Thursday, deputies received a 911 call reporting that a stabbing had occurred in the area of West Magnolia, in unincorporated Boulder County.

Investigation revealed that transients had invited a third man to join them for a Thanksgiving dinner. Conversation among the three led to a disagreement, and then a fight.

The sheriff's office reported that the guest who had been invited to join the other two grabbed a kitchen knife and made threats against Brendan Hayes, 34, who raised his hands in self-defense.

The guest then slashed Hayes' hands several times, the release stated. He left the area before deputies arrived.

Hayes was transported by Pridemark Ambulance to Boulder Community Hospital where he was treated for cuts on his hands and then released.

The suspect whom investigators are looking for is described as a white male, 5-8 to 5-10, with brown hair and a medium build. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans when last seen. He left the area in a four-door yellow sedan.

"We just don't have a lot of details at this point," said Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Heathman. "It was a fairly short encounter between the suspect and the victim before the conversation spiraled out, and he didn't get a name, and that was the only description."

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the sheriff's office at 303-441-4444.

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