The California Highway Patrol is searching for a suspect in a road rage stabbing of an Uber driver in San Jose on Wednesday morning.
The stabbing occurred at about 8:45 a.m. on northbound Highway 87, south of Capitol Exressway, the CHP said. A 24-year-old male Uber driver was transporting a fare when he became involved in a road rage type incident with a female driver directly in front of him.
After that vehicle fled, another vehicle driven my a man with short hair and full sleeve tattoos pulled alongside the Uber driver and requested he pull to the shoulder, the CHP said. After the drivers pulled over, they both exited their vehicles, and the tattooed man stabbed the Uber driver in the abdomen then kicked him once before fleeing the scene, the CHP said.
“Somewhere along that time, the victim was either cut or stabbed with some type of sharp object," CHP Officer Lee Tirona said. "We’re not sure what type of object it was."
The suspect vehicle was described as an older model sedan that was gold-brown in color, the CHP said.
The CHP said they're looking for witnesses who may have video footage of the incident.
"We're looking for some help because some witnesses did say that a lot of cameras did come out, you know, phone cameras, and there might be some more information that the public might be able to help with," Tirona said.
The extent of the Uber driver's injuries were not clear. Uber confirmed the incident in a statement Wednesday:
"The attack investigators describe is horrifying. We have been in contact with the driver’s family to offer our support and urge anyone who can help authorities catch the suspect to please come forward."
The CHP is investigating and asking the public's assistance with any possible leads and information to contact CHP-Golden Gate Division by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the CHP Investigation Tipline at (707) 917–4491.