A stabbing incident in Surrey on Sunday afternoon that sent one man to hospital with life threatening injuries appears to have been a road rage incident.
It happened at 3:30 p.m. on the 12100 block of 72nd Avenue in the Newton neighbourhood and involved two vehicles. The suspect allegedly punched and stabbed the victim in a parking lot, and the victim subsequently collapsed from his injuries. After the attack, the suspect fled northbound on foot in the 12100 block of 75th Avenue.
“What started as a simple traffic incident quickly escalated into a life threatening situation for the victim,” said Surrey RCMP Corporal Scotty Schumann in a statement. “When faced with a ‘road rage’ incident, stay calm and call police when it’s safe and you’re able to pull over.”
Police have described the suspect as a male with dark hair and a dark beard. At the time of the incident, he was wearing black shoes, blue jeans, and a white tank top. The vehicle he was driving in has been described as a grey Mazda 3 hatchback.
The investigation is still ongoing and police believe other witnesses have yet to come forward. Anyone who witnessed the incident or recognizes the suspect is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous hotline 1-800-222-8477.