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Detectives Investigate Stabbing of a Taxi Driver

For Immediate Release: 4/16/2018 9:21 pm

On April 16th at about 3:10 PM, 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 fifty-four-year-old driver for a cab company. Officers saw that the male 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. This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about this incident, please send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.

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