Two drivers stabbed in separate incidents


Two North­east mo­tor­ists were hos­pit­al­ized fol­low­ing sep­ar­ate, sim­ul­tan­eous and ap­par­ently un­re­lated road­side stabbings on May 8.

One case oc­curred on the 4000 block of Frank­ford Ave. at about 6 p.m. A 77-year-old man was be­hind the wheel of a 1989 Lin­coln Town Car and stopped at a traffic light when a masked man opened the driver’s door and at­tacked him, po­lice said.

The driver grabbed the at­tack­er’s shirt and punched him in the face, for­cing the at­tack­er to flee. The driver then no­ticed he had been cut in the stom­ach and drove him­self to Aria Health-Tor­res­dale, where he was treated and re­leased.

Al­though the motive may have been rob­bery, noth­ing was stolen, po­lice said.

Po­lice have not re­leased the vic­tim’s name. The at­tack­er  was de­scribed as white and 6 feet 1 inch tall. He wore a black sweat shirt, a black hood, a black mask and jeans. There is no de­scrip­tion of the weapon used.

Around the same time, an ap­par­ent road rage in­cid­ent res­ul­ted in an­oth­er stabbing at Roosevelt Boulevard and Strahle Street.

A 38-year-old man told po­lice he was sit­ting in his car at a stop sign when an un­known man began banging on the car’s driver’s side win­dow. The mo­tor­ist ex­ited the car and con­fron­ted the man.

Dur­ing an en­su­ing quar­rel, the oth­er man pulled a knife and stabbed the mo­tor­ist mul­tiple times in the neck, torso and arms, po­lice said. The at­tack­er then fled in an un­known dir­ec­tion.

The vic­tim called po­lice via mo­bile tele­phone and drove him­self to Naz­areth Hos­pit­al’s emer­gency room. He was ad­mit­ted in crit­ic­al con­di­tion, then trans­por­ted by heli­copter to Temple Uni­versity Hos­pit­al’s trauma cen­ter and up­graded to stable con­di­tion.

Po­lice have not re­leased the vic­tim’s name. His at­tack­er  was de­scribed as His­pan­ic, about 28 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 pounds. He wore black cloth­ing and had a mous­tache.

Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 to re­port in­form­a­tion about either case. ••


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