Winnipeg taxi driver stabbed early Saturday morning: police

By News Staff

Winnipeg police say a 52-year-old man is facing an assault with a weapon charge after a taxi driver was allegedly stabbed Saturday morning.

Police allege the 36-year-old driver was in his parked cab on McPhillips Street near Mountain Avenue when he was confronted by the suspect, who demanded a ride.

“The suspect then became enraged and threatened to kill the victim before stabbing him,” the Winnipeg Police Service said in a release. The suspect then fled.

Police arrived around 7:30 a.m. and provided emergency medical care to the cab driver. The victim was then transported to hospital in stable condition.

Police say another unit, which was searching the area, was flagged down by a pair of passersby who pointed officers to Church Avenue near McPhillips Street.

The WPS says the suspect was in a nearby yard and taken into custody.

The victim was later treated and released from hospital.

The suspect is facing charges of assault with a weapon, uttering threats (causing death or bodily harm) and possession of a weapon.

He was released on an undertaking as mandated by the Criminal Code.

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