SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man's heart defibrillator may have saved his life in an unexpected way — by stopping a knife.
San Diego police say the 57-year-old got into an argument with an acquaintance early Thursday near some elevators at the trolley station for the Fashion Valley shopping mall.
Police say the acquaintance pulled a folding knife and stabbed him in the chest. The knife hit the man's defibrillator, an implanted device that shocks the heart if it gets dangerously out of rhythm.
Police say the man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. His name hasn't been released.
Authorities arrested 60-year-old Richard Kiley at another trolley station on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains jailed Friday.
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