WASHINGTON — Maryland State Police want the public’s help bringing to justice a pickup truck driver who stabbed a man this week on MD 200 — the Intercounty Connector.
The victim was a passenger in a white Chevy Silverado which was heading eastbound on the ICC, Wednesday afternoon, around 3:30. The incident began with a dispute between the drivers of the Silverado and a gray Ford pickup.
The suspect then drove his gray truck on the shoulder to get around the white truck, according to police. On the ramp to northbound Interstate 95, as the Ford truck blocked the path of the Chevy truck, the aggression turned violent.
“The suspect exited his vehicle, opened up the passenger side of the Chevy Silverado and stabbed the passenger in the leg, with a knife,” said Elana Russo, spokesperson for Maryland State Police.
The man then jumped back into his truck and sped northbound on I-95. The victim was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released.
Police described the suspect as a 6-foot-tall African American man, weighing 225 pounds and wearing a dark-colored T-shirt. His gray Ford pickup truck has an extended four-door cab.
Police say aggressive driving is not uncommon on roads and highways in the D.C. area.
“We see a lot of aggressive driving behavior and a lot of it contributes to crashes,” said Russo, who also says it’s unusual when road rage leads to violent confrontations.
She recommends patience at the wheel and never getting involved with another driver who is raging at the wheel.
“Police will tell you not to engage anybody who is driving aggressively, stay out of their way and continue to drive safe and defensively, call 911, if you can get a tag number and report that,” Russo said.
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