Man claims hitchhiker stabbed him in the stomach

WEST JORDAN (News4Utah)- A man said he stopped to pick up a hitchhiker and then was stabbed.

The driver told officers he picked up a man near 3800 West Old Bingham Highway around 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

He claims the man pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the stomach after he drove him to a nearby neighborhood.

The driver showed up at the hospital, where he was treated for a minor cut. T

he victim described the hitchhiker as a Hispanic male just under six feet tall.

Police say some details surrounding the story are suspicious, but ask anyone with information to call them at 801-840-4000.


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