A teenager from Bourne was arrested Monday in Hyannis following the stabbing of a taxi driver.
Hyannis police reported receiving a phone call at 7:30 PM Monday, June 17. The caller, a 47-year-old Town Taxi driver, said he was stabbed by a young man he went to pick up on Camp Street in Hyannis.
In a statement, Barnstable Police Sergeant Eric W. Drifmeyer said the driver and the suspect had an argument and the cabbie refused to take the suspect to his destination. The suspect then reached through the open driver’s window and stabbed the taxi driver in the chest and arm, Sgt. Drifmeyer said.
“Responding units located the victim along with a suspect who was leaving the area as police arrived,” the sergeant said.
Barnstable police arrested the young man. He originally gave his age as 19, but further investigation revealed that he is a juvenile, Sgt. Drifmeyer said. The sergeant did not reveal the suspect’s actual age, or the reason for the argument that led to the stabbing.
Police also decline to release information on specific charges, whether the suspect is still in custody, or when he will appear in court or be summonsed.
The driver was treated at Cape Cod Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, and later released.