It happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday on the 4900 block of C Street. Police said a man saw the two suspects running down the street with the stolen purse and gave chase.
Authorities said when the man caught up to the alleged suspects, they brandished large knives. Realizing he was in danger, the man said he jumped into the back of a nearby medic unit.
According to police, while the man was jumping into the ambulance, he was stabbed in the leg and had a gold chain ripped from his neck. The suspects then allegedly slashed the back rear tire of the medic unit before taking off.
Police said they stopped both males and recovered a knife. Both men are now in police custody.