A 46-year-old Orange man was stabbed and seriously wounded Thursday in a fight with a neighbor, police said.
Orange Police Sgt. Timm Browne said Dean Anh Ngoc Tran was stabbed once in the lower back with a large kitchen knife in a fight at 4 p.m. outside a home in the 800 block of North Olive Street.
Tran, who lives on North Olive, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was listed in critical condition late Thursday.
Arrested on suspicion of attempted murder was Hieu Quang Pham, 29, who lives at the North Olive Street address where the fight took place.
According to Browne, Tran was at the house talking to Pham’s mother when Pham returned home and became involved in an argument with Tran.
“It escalated just inside the residence into shoving and a fistfight, which was broken up by Pham’s sister,” Browne said. “She pushed Tran outside to separate the two men.”
At that point, Browne said, Pham went into the kitchen and returned with a large knife and began chasing Tran around the front yard.
“Once again the sister intervened and separated the two men. At that point the victim turned to walk away. The suspect stabbed him in the lower back,” Browne said.
Browne said the incident apparently stemmed from “a longstanding dislike between the two men.”