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Lyft driver stabbed in the head near DC apartments in argument with rider, police say


by Stephen Pimpo Jr./ABC7

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — A Lyft driver was left with "severe" knife wounds after authorities say his passenger stabbed him near some D.C. apartment buildings Saturday.

D.C. police said the driver and rider got into an argument about how long the trip was taking around 1:12 a.m. After the car got to its destination at the Woodmont Crossing Apartments at 2301 Good Hope Court, SE, the passenger stabbed the driver multiple times.

The driver had "severe laceration" to the back of his head, neck and left shoulder, police said.

Authorities then said the attacker and another suspect fled the scene between the apartment buildings.

The case remains under investigation and anyone with information on the stabbing is asked to contact police.

Lyft released a statement about the incident:

"We are horrified by these reports. There is absolutely no place for this behavior on our platform. We take the safety of the Lyft community very seriously, and have a strict no weapons policy. Our thoughts are with the driver, and we have reached out to extend our full support. We have permanently deactivated the passenger’s account, and stand ready to work with law enforcement on an investigation."

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