Man Stabbed With Machete in National City: Police

A man was stabbed Wednesday afternoon with a machete in a storm drain in National City, police said.

Police are searching for two suspects in connection to the stabbing.

The case surfaced when the severely injured victim flagged down a driver in the 2300 block of Plaza Boulevard, begging for help to get to the hospital, police said.

The driver rushed the man to the hospital; his injuries were determined to be life threatening and he was transferred to Mercy Trauma Center.

Police believe the attack took place in a storm drain parallel to Plaza Boulevard and that the man might have known the two suspects.

Officers canvassing the area found a sheath or machete that may have been used in the attack, police said.

This is a breaking news story and we have an NBC crew on the way. Check back for updates.

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