Knife Strikes Stabbing Victim's Heart Defibrillator

Investigators said the victim was stabbed in the chest and the knife hit his defibrillator

By Monica Garske
|  Monday, May 21, 2012  |  Updated 7:57 AM PDT
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Man's Implant Stops Attacker's Knife

Police responded to a stabbing at the Fashion Valley trolley stop Thursday. A man was stabbed in the chest, and the knife hit his heart defibrillator, according to police.

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A man who was stabbed near the elevators at the Transit Center at Fashion Valley may have been saved from more serious wounds by his heart defibrillator.

According to police, the stabbing happened at 6:25 a.m. Thursday at the trolley station at 7007 Friars Road West

A 57-year-old victim got into an argument with an acquaintance identified only as “Rick.”

As the argument escalated, investigators said Rick used a buck knife to stab the victim once on the left side of his chest. The assailant then fled the scene.

The knife hit a defibrillator inside the victim’s chest. He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Just before 9 a.m., Trolley Security located the suspect, 60-year-old Richard Kiley, at the Imperial Trolley Station.

Police arrested Kiley on charged of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

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