A 37-year-old man with a hatchet trying to enter a home in Encanto Monday morning was arrested, San Diego Police (SDPD) said.
Officers rushed to the home on 63rd Street and Imperial Avenue when they were told the suspect was headed toward the trolley station on 62nd Street.
The victim, a 40-year-old man, was attacked outside his home. He suffered two non-life threatening injuries.
Police said the suspect was under the influence of a controlled substance.
There was a brief struggle with officers near the trolley station before the man was eventually taken into custody.
He was put onto a gurney and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
No details were given on the man’s injuries.
No other information was available.