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Salem college student stabbed after horror movie showing

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SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

A college student is recovering after being stabbed outside a Salem movie theater by a stranger.

George Almos says his Thursday night started off great. He made some new friends at a bar after school and they decided to go to the opening night of the horror flick Paranormal Activity 3 at the Cinebarre.

"You have some beers at the movie theater there, and I was just happy, just walking across the street," he says.

Almos says the movie was scary, but it wasn't nearly as frightening as what happened outside when a group of men followed him across the street and started a scuffle.

"We didn't even make words. They just started coming at me and the people I just met were like ‘No! Don't fight,'" Almos says.

That's when it all became a blur, he says.

"I started walking back to the car and my acquaintances told me, ‘Hey, dude, you're stabbed. They stabbed you.' And, I didn't realize it until I lifted up my shirt and I was bleeding right out of my heart right here," Almos says.

His new friends rushed him to nearby Salem Hospital.

"I've never been on the edge of death before, but that's what it felt like," he says.

The knife had punctured his lung, only one inch away from his heart.

"As soon as I was able to, I grabbed my phone and called my parents and was like, ‘Mom and Dad, I'm alright.'" Almos says. "Inside, I didn't think I was alright. I thought I was going to die."

His parents rushed to the hospital to be near their son.

"I'm not a doctor, so when somebody tells me my son got stabbed in the heart, I'm thinking the worst scenario," says Almos' father, George Almos Sr.

The younger Almos was rushed into emergency surgery, where doctors worked on him for nearly two hours. He continues his recovery at Salem Hospital and hopes the people responsible will be brought to justice.

"I just want them to realize what they did. They almost took a human being's life. An inch closer to my heart and I wouldn't be here right now," he says.

Salem Police say they have not interviewed Almos Jr. or his family yet, but plan to soon. The stabbing victim expects to be able to come home from the hospital in the next couple of days.

If you know anything about this case, contact Salem Police.

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