NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Police are investigating a suspected road rage stabbing on the Roosevelt Boulevard.
Just after 7 p.m. Wednesday night police responded to the stabbing before a police pursuit ensued and ended with the suspect being tased. Police say, right now, it looks like a case of road rage.
It started at Rising Sun and the 300 block of Levick Street where police say a woman believed to be in her 30's got out of her car, opened the victim's unlocked door and began stabbing the 33-year-old woman as she tried to defend herself in the driver's seat of her Chrysler 300.
Her four-year-old niece was in the back seat. Police say the victim was stabbed in the face, shoulder, back and both hands. An off-duty police officer happened to be near and jumped in to take the knife from the suspect who then got back into her car and took off. The second scene at Sommerdale and the Boulevard is where officers tracked her stuck in traffic after they say she crashed into another car. They say her doors were locked, she refused to get out and tried again to accelerate.
"When the female finally exited the vehicle she had a second knife in her hand and she refused to drop that knife. Police officers had to use a taser to tase that female and then she did drop the knife," said Chief Inspector Scott Small. Police say they also saw a third knife in the woman's car when they looked inside. She's at Aria Frankford Hospital.
Police say she isn't cooperating with them. The victim is at Einstein Hospital in stable condition. Her four-year-old niece was not hurt.