2 Men Arrested in Stabbing of Cab Driver

By David Chang and Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013  |  Updated 4:18 PM EDT
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Sept. 2, 2013: Philadelphia Police investigate after a taxi driver was stabbed.

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Police made a second arrest in the stabbing of a Philadelphia cab driver.

On Monday, at 1:17 a.m., police say a 37-year-old taxi driver pulled his cab over on the 900 block of S. Front Street in the Queen Village section of the city to let two customers out.

As the two men left the cab, police say one of them stood next to the driver's window and appeared to be getting money from his wallet. As he was doing this, the second man allegedly approached the cab driver with a knife and stabbed him several times.

Police say the cab driver managed to grab the knife from the suspect and began to stab him. The second suspect then allegedly stabbed the cab driver in the head.

The two suspects then allegedly stole around $205 before fleeing the scene.

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The cab driver managed to drive about eight blocks to Front and South Streets because he knew there are normally police in that area. 

"Someone outside saw him and called police, and they responded quickly," said police Capt. Frank Llewellyn.

Despite being stabbed, the driver was able to give a basic description of his attackers. He was taken to Jefferson Hospital and treated for eleven "superficial" stab wounds to the left side of his head, left arm, left side of his chest, right hand and front of his neck. He is currently in stable condition.

Police later identified and arrested two suspects in the attack.

(Pictured right, 21-year-old Luis Moreno)

Police first arrested 21-year-old Luis Moreno on Monday. Moreno is charged with aggravated assault, robbery and other related offenses.

On Tuesday, at 1:15 a.m., police arrested 22-year-old Alejandro Gonzalez at his home on the 1100 block of S. 9th Street. Gonzalez is also charged with aggravated assault, robbery and other related offenses.

 


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