A California man was booked into the Davis County Jail Tuesday night after a Layton woman told police her estranged husband broke into her house and tried to kill her, Layton police reported.

The incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, police said, at a home at 1723 W. Gentile Street.Police reported shots were fired during an ensuing struggle and the man, suffering from stab wounds, fled the house.

The victim was not injured in the incident, police said.

The man was arrested about two miles from the scene after a search by Layton officers.

Police said the man was treated at Humana Hospital Davis North in Layton and then booked into the county jail for investigation of attempted criminal homicide.