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Man Stabbed And Run Over By His Own Car After After Carjacking In Lancaster

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A man is in critical condition after a carjacking and attempted murder on Friday night when he escaped from his own car but was run over and stabbed several times by the suspect.

A man was in his car at a Chevron station near 4th Street East and Avenue K in Lancaster when he was threatened by the suspect with a knife and carjacked. The suspect drove a short distance to Firstview Street and Avenue K-8 when the victim escaped his car, but was run over by the suspect. He was then stabbed several times in the chest before the suspect fled, according to NBC 4.

According to a press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the suspect then crashed into a fence with the car and fled on foot. Authorities believe that only one man is responsible.

Authorities responded to a call shortly before 11 p.m. last night about a man screaming in the street, and the victim was later taken to a hospital for his injuries. He is listed in critical condition, but is expected to survive.