EL MONTE (CBSLA.com) — Police are searching for a group of suspects who were caught on camera savagely beating a bicyclist in El Monte.

The 36-year-old victim was riding his bicycle on Elliot Avenue near Tyler Avenue around midnight April 6, when the attack suspected by police as random occurred.

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The victim is seen on the tape attempting to escape the attackers but could not get away.

“Somebody was beaten and stabbed just for riding a bicycle on the street,” El Monte police Sgt. Roger Cobian said.

The attackers, who the victim says he had never seen before, pulled up in a Honda Civic. Three of the five individuals in the car jumped out and chased the victim, “and began to kick, punch and stab him,” police said.

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The victim suffered 15 puncture wounds and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Residents say they are wary of riding bicycles alone on the street since the attack.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

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Anyone with information on the attack is asked to contact El Monte police.