2017-05-10 / Front Page

Hunt Stab Suspect In Astoria Road Rage Attack

By Liz Goff
An enraged motorist stabbed a cabbie during an apparent road rage attack in Astoria on May 2, police said.

Cops said the cabbie was driving at 30th Avenue and Crescent Street in Astoria at about  6 a.m. on May 2, when the driver of a black Audi became enraged when he thought the cabbie cut him off.

When the cabbie pulled over to the curb, the man parked the Audi and began shouting threats at him, police said. The Audi driver then pulled a knife, slashed the rear tire of the cab and stormed toward the driver.

When the cabbie reached for his phone to take a photo of the Audi, the suspect grabbed the phone and stabbed the cab driver in the shoulder, police said. The man then jumped into the Audi and sped away from the scene.

The cabbie was treated and released at a nearby hospital for minor injuries, a fire spokesperson said.

Police are urging anyone with information on the Audi driver to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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