Officials with the U.S. Border Patrol have released more details about the arrest of a man suspected of stabbing his ex-girlfriend in a Carlsbad Costco parking lot.
The attack in the 900 block of Palomar Airport Road was reported about 2:45 p.m. Friday, but the alleged stabber fled the scene.
Border Patrol agents were notified of an ongoing search for a male suspect who was considered armed and dangerous.
Shortly after 5:30 p.m., agents spotted the suspect in his 2007 Toyota Highlander traveling northbound on Jefferson Avenue near Winchester Road in Temecula.
When agents attempted to pull the man over, he began pouring gasoline on his clothes, ignited a butane lighter and tried to set himself on fire, according to border patrol officials.
Agents were able to safely pull the man from the vehicle and emergency medical services were called in.
Border patrol agents turned the suspect and vehicle over to the Carlsbad Police Department, which is the lead law enforcement agency investigating the stabbing.
The victim is being treated for life-threatening injuries at a local area hospital.
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