SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man who was knifed in the chest Thursday during a fight at a Mission Valley transit depot may have been saved from death by a medically implanted defibrillator that got in the way of the blade, authorities said.
The 57-year-old victim was stabbed while scuffling with an acquaintance at the trolley stop alongside Fashion Valley mall shortly before 6:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.
The assailant then fled, and the wounded man flagged down depot guards, SDPD Sgt. Ray Battrick said. They called medics, who took the victim to a trauma center, where he was admitted in serious condition.
Just before 9 a.m., transit security personnel spotted a man matching the description of the assailant and called San Diego police. Officers questioned the suspect, identified as 60-year-old Richard Francis Kiley, then arrested him on suspicion of attempted murder and assault, Battrick said.
According to medical staff, the battery-powered device implanted in the left side of the victim's chest due to heart trouble kept the buck knife that Kiley allegedly used against him from plunging farther into his body.
Three hundred and sixty degree, full panoramic, virtual reality video. Ride, surf, skate and then share it all with the world online. News 8's Shawn Styles will show you how to shoot 360 degree video.
A San Diego police SWAT team was sent Tuesday morning to the Paradise Valley neighborhood where a person was barricaded inside an apartment after officers responded to a domestic violence call, police said.
Extra deputy patrols will be on hand at two local high schools Tuesday morning after emailed threats of violence.
Temperatures slightly warmer than Monday. Morning clouds will turn to partly sunny by Tuesday afternoon.
San Diego County will pay $240,000 to settle a lawsuit by a fourth woman who claims a sheriff's deputy groped or assaulted her.
Elementary school teachers in the South Bay on Monday said they are ready to walk off the job at the district's ten schools.
A former U.S. Marine and Camp Pendleton firefighter was sentenced in federal court in San Diego Monday to more than 17 years in prison for possession of child pornography.