KNBC-TV Updated: 1 hour, 34 minutes ago GLENDALE, Calif. - A man severely beat a woman in a rape attempt in the courtyard of a Glendale church but was interrupted by a good Samaritan who stabbed him repeatedly with a pocket knife, authorities said Friday. Video The assault on the woman began at 10:45 p.m. Thursday at a United Methodist church near Kenwood Street and Broadway, said Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. The assailant was attempting to rape a transient woman in the courtyard of the church when another man came to her rescue, he said. The good Samaritan stabbed the assailant with a pocket knife, sparking a running battle that took both men out of the church courtyard and through alleys and streets, ending at a 7-Eleven near Jackson Street and Broadway, a Glendale police sergeant told camera crews at the scene. During the struggle, the good Samaritan was cut with his own knife, the sergeant said. Police went to the 7-Eleven to find the two men bleeding in the parking lot, he said. The suspect was arrested and taken to a hospital, as was the good Samaritan, Lorenz said. The woman, who was severely beaten, suffered multiple facial fractures and was also taken to a hospital, he said. The suspect will be booked on suspicion of attempted rape, Lorenz said. The incident is under investigation.