Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh is hospitalized in critical but stable condition after being stabbed during an attempted robbery outside his home in Southwest Philadelphia.
It happened after 10 p.m. Wednesday on the 5800 block of Thomas Avenue.
Police say the councilman-at-large, who has lived in the same neighborhood since the 1960s, was unloading bags from the trunk of his car when a man approached him.
The man spoke to Oh, who said he couldn’t understand what the man was saying.
Oh then asked him several questions.
That’s when, police say, the man took out a knife, demanded Oh hand over his car keys, then stabbed Oh in the left side of his body and fled.
Medics rushed the councilman to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in the city’s University City section.
Oh underwent emergency surgery overnight, and is now listed in critical but stable condition.
Before he went into surgery, authorities say, the councilman was alert and talking.
He wanted people to know he is going to be okay.