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'I kept saying I'm not going to die!': Arizona Uber driver survives brutal attack

Posted at 10:49 AM, Feb 04, 2019

(KPNX/NBC News) An Arizona Uber driver is recovering after a brutal attack that left him with several stab wounds and his throat slashed.

The driver told police that he picked up suspect Francisco Diaz, 45, from a Buffalo Wild Wings Thursday night and was supposed to drop him off at a Tolleson home.

As the driver was approaching the destination, Diaz pointed to a residence and told him "right there." Court documents say the driver turned to look where Diaz was pointing and felt "something run along his neck or throat area" followed by "warm liquid" running down his neck.

"Blood just started gushing out," recalled the driver, who wanted to remain anonymous for his safety.

"I picture how--how fast he grabbed my head and went like that," he said. "A big black knife--I remember it was a big, black knife."

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