Four men forced their way into a home in Playa Grande de Santa Cruz and stabbed a U.S. tourist they found there. The four men were trying to rob the 35-year-old visitor, said the Policía Turística.
The owner of the home gave the alarm, and tourist police were able to locate two suspects walking on the beach and two more about a kilometer away on a motorcycle, they said.
The tourist was hospitalized in Nicoya.
Police said that one of the suspects had just been released from prison.