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Man stabbed in botched home invasion

ARLINGTON -- One man was stabbed and his two partners are at large after a home invasion went wrong for them Monday evening, police said.

Police Lt. Blake Miller said a man in his later teens or early 20s knocked on a door in the 2500 block of San Diego Drive about 7 p.m., saying his car broke down and that he needed a jump for his battery.

Miller said the man who answered the door turned to ask his son to get the jumper cables when in walked two other young men, one with a shotgun.

The dad grabbed the man with the gun and they struggled. Meanwhile, his son pulled a knife and stabbed the invader.

The stabbing caused the would-be robber to drop the gun, so all three fled with the dad, now armed with the shotgun, in hot pursuit through the south Arlington neighborhood, Miller said.

The sight of a man with a shotgun prompted many calls from residents.

Miller said the dad, realizing that running through the neighborhood with a shotgun might cause someone to shoot him, dropped the gun and went home.

The stabbed man was found hiding in a culvert about a mile away at Palo Alto Drive and Indigo Lane.

Miller said he was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital and is expected to face charges of aggravated robbery.

Police are looking for the other two.

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