A pedicab driver was slashed outside Port Authority on Saturday by a passenger who was apparently outraged over their fare.
According to police, the 28-year-old driver picked the customer up on East 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue around 5:15 p.m., from there ferrying him to 41st Street and 8th Avenue. Upon arrival, though, the passenger refused to pay, and the two began to argue. The dispute culminated when the passenger pulled out a weapon and sliced the left side of the driver's neck.
The driver was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital in stable condition. The Daily News reports that he received around 20 stitches.
The assailant fled, and remains on the loose. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
The incident was just the latest in a spate of Port Authority-adjacent violence. On June 8, a 36-year-old man was slashed in the neck in front of the Duane Reade on West 42nd Street.