Uber Driver Stabbed in Back Near Bellflower Bar

The driver thought at first he was punched.

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An Uber driver was stabbed in the back while he was trying to pick up passengers from a Southern California bar, authorities said Sunday.

At about 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, the driver arrived at Flux Bar at 17817 Lakewood Blvd. in Bellflower, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Eric Lindblom said.

The driver got out of the car to open the door for his passengers, two males and two females, Lindblom said.

At that point, several men came out of the bar and began arguing with the passengers and then started attacking them, the lieutenant said.

When the Uber driver tried to get back in the vehicle, he was attacked by one of the men, Lindblom said.

The driver thought at first he was punched, but the pain in his back was later discovered to be a stab wound, the lieutenant said.

The Uber driver dropped off his passengers in Long Beach then called 911, Lindblom said.

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