Police are looking for a man accused of stabbing a driver during a dispute in Brooklyn on Monday morning.
The suspect apparently thought the driver nearly hit him as he walked across the street in Sunset Park.
The confrontation unfolded just after 7 a.m., near the corner of 9th Avenue and 39th Street. According to the NYPD, a 54-year-old driver was involved in a dispute with a pedestrian that "escalated, at which time the [pedestrian] produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the lower back."
WABC 7 reports, "The pedestrian started screaming obscenities and allegedly threatened to kill the victim. Right now it's unclear why the driver didn't just keep driving. Instead he got out of the car, police say, and reached for a baseball bat in the trunk. That's when the man stabbed him in the lower back."
A police spokesperson only confirmed that the driver got out of his car and opened his trunk.
The suspect fled to the 9th Avenue D train station, where he was spotted on surveillance footage:
The driver was taken to Maimonides Hospital in serious condition.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.