Suspect in cabbie stabbing still at-large

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A man suspected of stabbing a cab driver serveral times on Monday remains at-large, police said.

Detroit Police said that at 1:45 p.m. a 42-year-old cab driver picked up the man in Greektown around Beaubien and Monroe. The man asked to be driven to the area of I-94 and Grand River. Once there, he went inside a store briefly and returned to the waiting cab driver.

“The suspect told the victim to drive him to another area, and when the victim refused, the suspect reached through the divider and began stabbing the victim several times,” police said in a release Tuesday. “The victim attempted to defend himself but only received more lacerations.”

The victim drove himself to the hospital where he was treated for critical injuries, police said.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction. He is described as a 35-year-old male, 5-foot-7 and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing an orange hat, orange hooded sweatshirt, gray jogging pants and gray gym shoes.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the 3rd Precinct Detective Unit at (313) 596-5156 or Thirdpct@detroitmi.gov or call CrimeStoppers at (800) SPEAK UP.