A man was stabbed over the weekend as he tried to save his wife from a relative in Chula Vista.
Chula Vista Police said the couple was confronted by their relative Brandon Ancho in the 300 block of East James Street on Saturday.
Ancho walked through their unlocked front door uninvited and began asking his relatives about a business matter related to his former job.
After a few minutes, police said Ancho took out a large kitchen knife from his pocket and tried to stab the woman in the back.
That’s when her husband intervened and led Ancho on a chase throughout the house. The suspect eventually caught the man and stabbed him twice, once in the abdomen and once in the chest, police said.
Both victims ran away from their house and scaled a fence to escape.
Ancho allegedly fled as well before police arrived.
The man was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery; he is expected to survive. His wife was not injured.
Ancho was arrested by CVPD’s violent crimes unit at his parent’s house in the 2400 block of Doubletree Road in Spring Valley on Monday.