A man suffered moderately serious defensive wounds Saturday night as he tried to protect himself from what police are calling a random attack by two men, one of whom wielded a knife.
The man was transported to the hospital, and his two alleged attackers are still at large, police stated.
Police were called to the 100 block of Melville Avenue at 11:36 p.m. on Saturday, after a passerby reported that they had seen a man injured and bleeding.
Police say the 37-year-old San Jose resident had been driving southbound on Alma Street from University Avenue when a warning light activated in his dashboard. When he stopped beneath a streetlight to inspect his vehicle, a sedan immediately pulled up, and two men got out of it, police stated.
The men began walking toward him, speaking loudly in English, which the man couldn't understand because he didn't speak English, according to a police press release.
Police stated that one of the two men then drew a knife, charging the San Jose man and cutting his four times on the arm as he attempted to protect himself.
The two men then quickly got back in their car and sped east on Melville Avenue and turned left onto Emerson Street, police stated.
Police stated that there's no evidence of motive for the crime -- the men did not rob him or his car, and there was no evidence of a gang connection.
Police say the attacker was a 5-foot-6-inch, 160-pound Hispanic man around 25 years old. He was wearing a black hoodie and had a light complexion, short dark hair and a well-groomed beard. He attacked the man with a 3-inch pocket knife.
The man couldn't sufficiently describe the second attacker -- police say he described him only as a Hispanic man in his 20s.
Police ask anyone with information on the incident to call its 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Police can also be contacted anonymously at email@example.com or through voicemail or text at 650-383-8984.