According to Erie Police, a man attempted to break into a home in the 2600 block of Van Buren Avenue just after 4am.
They say the suspect fled the scene after being stabbed in the upper back by the homeowner.
Police were called to a home in the 1200 block of East 26th Street a short time later for a man who had suffered a stab wound.
The victim positively identified the suspect, who was taken to UPMC Hamot for treatment.
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