A Vietnamese female tourist was stabbed in the back in a robbery attempt in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, on Sunday, according to a report on Globo.com.
Tran Vu Ha, 39, was rescued by security guards near the scene and taken to Souza Aguiar Hospital, the report said. It quoted doctors as saying that her condition is stable.
Ha and a friend of hers were visiting Tiradentes palace, a popular tourism spot in Rio de Janeiro, when a man attacked her from behind with a knife, the report said.
Some security guards spotted the incident and rushed to rescue the tourist. The suspect managed to flee, but he had yet to robe anything from Ha.
Local police later detained three people for investigation into the robbery.
Ha’s friend recognized one of the three as the attacker, while Ha recognized another through photos brought to her in the hospital.
Investigation is going on, the report said.