Neighbors said they heard intense fighting prior to a woman being stabbed in what police were calling a suspected domestic dispute.
"A female was stabbed in the neck and was taken to the local hospital," Alyson Crean confirmed Saturday afternoon. "A good percentage of the time, domestic disputes can turn violent."
The victim's medical condition was not being released.
The heated argument started inside the house on 3210 Riviera Drive and spilled out into the street, a neighbor said.
"I heard someone yelling loudly and knocking on my door, but by the time I got to open it, they were gone," said the woman, who wouldn't give her name. "I heard a guy yelling at me from the street to get inside my house and that the authorities were on their way. The person at my door was bleeding."
When officers arrived on scene, the male suspect ran out the back door and jumped into the canal.
Officers used a nearby neighbor's boat to capture him. The suspect was taken to the hospital by a police-escorted ambulance for further treatment.
It was unknown if the suspect was hurt during the incident or when he would be released from the hospital and taken into custody, Crean said.
Another neighbor who didn't want to be identified said the event happened quickly.
"It was very intense," he said. "We saw her (the victim) run outside bleeding, but when it happens, you don't know what to do. We really didn't know what was happening."
At the scene, Sgt. Garfield Williams praised the neighbors for helping out. He said when asked if the officers could use a boat to assist in apprehending the suspect, they were more than willing.