NEW HAVEN (AP) -- New Haven police say a would-be mugger pulled a knife, but the intended victim had a gun and shot the suspect twice in thechest.

Authorities say the 40-year-old man who was shot early Monday afternoon on Wooster Place near Columbus Park is hospitalized in stable condition and is expected to recover. His name hasn't beenreleased.

Police say the intended victim, a 65-year-old man, called 911 after the incident. Officers say they took him to the police department for questioning and later released him. His name also wasn'tdisclosed.

Authorities say the 65-year-old man has a license to carry the gun. No charges have beenfiled