HAYWARD -- A 32-year-old man suffered serious injuries Wednesday after police say a woman stabbed him in the back five times during a dispute over how to raise children.

Officers were dispatched at 6:47 p.m. to the man's home in the 25000 block of Copa Del Oro Drive for a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, Sgt. Mark Ormsby said.

Officers learned the man was at home with a new girlfriend when his ex-girlfriend of 12 years -- a 32-year-old San Leandro woman -- visited the home with a friend to discuss how to raise the former couple's two children.

At one point an argument broke out, and the man asked the women to leave. When the women refused to leave, the man began to usher them out of his home.

The ex-girlfriend's friend -- a 30-year-old Oakland woman -- did not like how the man was "pushing her around" so police say she intervened and punched the man, who then reportedly pinned the woman against a wall.

As he had his back turned, the man's ex-girlfriend picked up a vase and hit him in the back of the head. When the man continued to try to push the women out of the home, the ex-girlfriend struck him a second time with the vase, this time breaking it over his head.

The woman's friend then stabbed the man in the back five times with a pocket knife, and the two women ran out of the home, police said.


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The man, bleeding from the head and back, drove himself to a nearby hospital and from there was taken by ambulance to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley in critical condition, police said. His condition was not immediately known Thursday.

Police located the women; the woman who allegedly stabbed the man said she blacked out during the incident and that she was dizzy so she was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

Charges are pending, and the case, Ormsby said, was expected to be turned over to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office for review.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.