Monday, June 22, 2009

Cab driver stabbed by passenger in Montreal

From the CBC Online:

A cab driver was in stable condition in hospital after he was stabbed by a passenger early Monday in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-GrĂ¢ce district.

The driver picked up a woman on Marcil Street about 1 a.m. ET. Once she was in the cab, she stabbed him twice in the upper body.

Raphael Bergeron, a Montreal police spokesman, said the driver lost control of his car and struck a few parked cars before coming to a stop.

"The cab driver ran away from his car and the person that attacked him. So he went to the intersection of Sherbrooke and Marcil. That's where he found help and emergency services responded to the call very quickly, and located also the suspect that fled on foot."

Police said a 49-year-old woman could face charges of robbery, assault and attempted murder.