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Worcester Taxi Driver Stabbed in Neck, Police Investigating

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

 

A Worcester taxi driver was stabbed in the right side of his neck by a passenger on Monday afternoon.

The suspect was described as a thin, 5’10” man with a dark complexion, wearing a black jacket and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

He fled on foot toward the Eastern Ave area.

The Incident

On April 16 at about 3:10 p.m., Worcester Police officers were dispatched to the area of Edward St for a report of a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, they spoke with the victim, a 54-year-old driver for a cab company. Officers saw that the man was bleeding from the right side of his neck.

Officers spoke with witnesses, who reported that an unknown male had been struggling with the driver, and that a knife was involved. The suspect had been a passenger in the cab before he abruptly exited the cab and tried to remove the driver from the front seat. Officers confirmed that the victim was stabbed in the neck during the struggle. The suspect was described as a thin, 5’10” male with a dark complexion, wearing a black jacket and a gray hooded sweatshirt. He fled on foot toward the Eastern Ave area.

The victim’s injuries are not expected to the life-threatening. He was transported to the hospital by paramedics.

Police Asking for Help

This investigation is ongoing.

Police are asking anyone has information about this incident, please send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message by clicking here.

 

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