Man stabbed in chest while fending off attacker with broom in Mission District

Victim taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries

A man who tried to fend off a knife-wielding attacker with a broom suffered life-threatening injuries when he was stabbed in the Mission District on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The victim, a 55-year-old man, was stabbed in the chest when his assailant pulled out a knife during an argument at 25th and Cypress streets at around 4:14 p.m.

Police arrested the suspect, identified as a 32-year-old man, but have not released his name.

The victim was taken to a hospital.

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