A man was stabbed multiple times in Clarendon Thursday afternoon as he confronted a man who was breaking into his car, Arlington police said. The victim is expected to survive.

At about 1:40 p.m., the victim was sitting in his Clarendon office in the 900 block of North Kenmore Street when he looked out a window and saw a man trying to break into his car, said Arlington police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

The would-be thief ran, and the car owner chased him to the 3300 block of Wilson Boulevard, outside of the Pio Pio restaurant. A scuffle ensued, and the car owner was stabbed many times, Sternbeck said. The suspect then ran away.

About the same time, a nearby contractor’s white van was stolen, and police believe the suspect may have used it as a get-away vehicle.

The victim survived surgery at a local hospital and is in stable condition, Sternbeck said. He is described as a 31-year-old resident of Montgomery Village.

The incident capped an unusually violent two-and-a-half weeks in Arlington, in which four people were killed.