The man in his 30s was rushed to an area hospital shortly after 11 p.m. Friday. He told deputies he had picked up a hitchhiking couple in Arizona and was stabbed as he was exiting the 10 Freeway on the way to drop them off in Temple City.
The victim then drove himself to a nearby IHOP restaurant in the 3500 block of Rosemead Boulevard. The hitchhikers, a man and a woman, were taken into custody a short time later.
Deputies say they have admitted to being in the car with the victim.