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Arrest after 64-year-old is beaten and stabbed at gas station

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(Credit:WJBK|myFOXDetroit.com) Attack victim talks from his hospital bed (Credit:WJBK|myFOXDetroit.com) Attack victim talks from his hospital bed
(Credit:WJBK|myFOXDetroit.com) Man seen on tape attacking 64-year-old (Credit:WJBK|myFOXDetroit.com) Man seen on tape attacking 64-year-old
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Progress in the case of a shocking gas station attack that was caught on camera in the city of Detroit.

On Wednesday police arrested a suspect accused of beating and stabbing the 64-year-old victim while customers in the store stood around and watched.

Speaking to FOX 2 from his hospital bed, the unidentified victim said he ran into the station on the southbound Lodge service drive at 5 a.m. Saturday when he had been approached by the would-be thief who demanded money. And that's when the attack began.

"I didn't realize that I was bleeding until I hit the floor, all the blood started coming out and I got real weak and I couldn't move."

And the beating was more than just punches, he was being stabbed over and over again until he collapsed, unable to move. Three other people watched with one person even turning around and asking the clerk for change.

"The three or four other people in the gas station, they could have easily held him until the police got there. But they didn't show any kind of favoritism. It makes me feel like people don't care what happens to other people. I understood that he had a gun, but I never saw a gun."

The Detroiter is expected to recover, possibly going through surgery on Friday. He has stab wounds all through his chest and abdomen area. The pain is made a little bit easier with some faith.

"It's not the choice that you make, it's the choice that God makes." And after learning the man who attacked him had been caught he said, "I appreciate that."

On Thursday Detroit police detectives said they've arrested a 27-year old Detroit man who lived in an area near the gas station in connection with the attack. He's expected to be arraigned as early as tomorrow.

Come back to myFOXDetroit.com for updates on this story.

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