Three policemen were stabbed when they tried to arrest a man who was stealing a motorbike on Monday night in Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Binh District.
The suspect, identified as Nguyen Phu Quy, 22, is now in police custody. Police are searching for Quy's accomplice, who managed to escape.
Two police officers were slightly wounded, while the other's injury is more severe, but their condition is stable, according to doctors.
According to the police, the officers were on patrol when they found Quy breaking the lock of a Honda Air Blade parked in front of a house.
Quy attempted to flee on the stolen bike, but after a 300-meter chase the officers caught up and knocked down his motorbike.
Quy took out a knife and stabbed the officers, but he was soon overpowered and arrested.
Quy later told the police that an accomplice named Ky joined him in the thievery, but he ran away on their motorbike when police busted Quy.
Police are investigating.
A knife and tools used to break locks used by Nguyen Phu Quy, who was arrested on April 15 for allegedly stealing motorbikes.
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