An employee of a business complex on Alma Street across from the Caltrain station told police that after stepping outside the building around 9:45 p.m., two men attacked him with knives as they tried to rob him.
He described both suspects as Hispanic and about 5-foot-8-inches tall, with short hair and thin builds.
Menlo Park police reportedly learned of the incident after a call from a Palo Alto police officer who was at the hospital where the victim was taken. After interviewing the victim, police were able to produce a sketch of one suspect.
The 67-year-old businessman is recovering from multiple stab wounds and is in stable condition, according to police.
"At this point we're still investigating all the evidence, investigating the timeline and the victim's statement, and really trying to sort out what happened here," Commander Dave Bertini said.