the republic logo

Police say Syracuse taxi driver in serious condition after being stabbed by passenger


SYRACUSE, New York — Syracuse police say a taxi driver is in serious condition after he was stabbed by a passenger who tried to rob him.

Lt. Eric Carr says the 44-year-old driver picked up a fare at about 1:35 a.m. Saturday.

Police say that after riding for a few blocks, the passenger showed a knife and demanded money. He then stabbed the driver in the face and chest.

The driver was taken to Upstate University Hospital, where he's listed in serious but stable condition.

The attacker fled on foot. Police say no money was taken.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)





Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.