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VIDEO: House set on fire after man stabbed

Posted at 3:47 PM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 10:26:04-05

Police say a victim was stabbed at a home, which was then set on fire Monday afternoon.

The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital.  Police say the victim had surgery Monday night and is expected to survive.

Dramatic cell phone video shows the frantic moments as first responders and neighbors surrounded the man.

Families witnessed the horrifying scene unfold at approximately 3:30 p.m. near Eastern Avenue and Oakey Boulevard.

"He got stabbed, and he had blood all around his body," said 8-year-old Jayden Pascual. "It scared me."

Pascual's mother said he was walking home from school when he saw the smoke. 

"I've never been through all of that stuff in my life," he said. 

The vacant home was sometimes occupied by the homeless, according to neighbors.  Fire investigators say the house had no utilities. 

Police have not made any arrests.