DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Detroit police say they’ve made an arrest in an attack on a 64-year-old man that was witnessed by at least two other people who did nothing to intervene.
Police announced the arrest of a 27-year-old Detroit man at a news conference Thursday, saying prosecutors are being asked to issue charges in the case.
The man who was attacked has been recovering at a hospital after being stabbed multiple times during the robbery, which took place Saturday morning at a gas station on the Lodge Service Drive on the city’s northwest side.
Police said no one tried to help the man as he was chased back inside the building, stabbed, beaten and robbed of some cash.
Surveillance video distributed by police shows the attacker waiting outside the gas station before confronting the victim. The video shows that the victim was repeatedly punched and stabbed as two other men kept their distance and watched him attempt to fight back and protect himself.
Identities of those involved have not been released.
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