Friday, May 18, 2012

Man's Defibrillator Stops Knife During Attack




SAN DIEGO -- A man's implanted heart defibrillator may have saved his life in an unexpected way – by stopping a knife.


San Diego police say the 57-year-old got into an argument with an acquaintance early Thursday near some elevators at the trolley station for the Fashion Valley shopping mall.


Police say the acquaintance pulled a folding knife and stabbed the man in the chest. The knife hit the man's defibrillator, a device that shocks the heart if it gets dangerously out of rhythm.


Police say the man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. His name hasn't been released.


Authorities arrested 60-year-old Richard Kiley at another trolley station on suspicion of attempted murder. He remained jailed Friday.






via Weird News on HuffingtonPost.com http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/18/defibrillator-stops-knife-attack-richard-kiley-california_n_1528942.html

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