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.
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