A Marine nearly bled to death after being stabbed in the leg, apparently while trying to keep a friend from stabbing another man during an argument, Burbank police said.
"We didn't think the guy was going to make it, he lost so much blood," Sgt. Mike Keeffe said Saturday.
Pfc. Edward Broderick, 21, was listed in serious but stable condition Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. Keeffe said Broderick apparently tried to intervene in an argument between Darin Delaney and another man at a 7-Eleven at Glenoaks Boulevard and Cypress Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. Friday.
Officers in a passing patrol car saw the stabbing and heard Broderick's cries for help as Delaney ran away. The third man, Henry Pisciuner, 26, of Burbank was not hurt, police said.
Delaney, 20, of Los Angeles, was arrested when a police dog tracked him to Grinell Drive, where he was hiding in bushes, Keeffe said. He was being held without bail at the Burbank jail on suspicion of attempted murder.
Keeffe said Broderick and Delaney apparently were friends. Broderick is stationed at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside.