Police: Cab Driver Stabbed, Suspects at Large UPDATE

12th and Pacific in Salina

10: 26 a.m. UPDATE   Salina Police continue searching for two suspects in an incident where a 60 year old cab driver was stabbed numerous times about the head and face, around 7:45pm Thursday night.

Lt. Scott Siemsen with Salina Police says the driver picked up a black male and white male in their 20s wearing dark hooded sweatshirts at Pacific Park at 13th and Pacific drove them to a north Salina location, and then brought them back to the area of the park.

The black male suspect sitting in the back seat of the cab stabbed the driver from behind.

The drivers cell phone was taken and both suspects went north on foot according to the driver and other witnesses.

The driver called his dispatch on another cell phone and he met EMS and police in the area of 12th and Broadway.

The driver was taken to Salina Regional Health Center, then transferred to Wesley Medical Center with a serious wound to an eye.

Lt. Siemsen says it appears that the wounds are NOT life threatening.

The only thing taken was the cell phone.


6 a.m. Police in Salina are looking for suspects in connection with the stabbing of a Salina cab driver over night. According to Police, the driver was stabbed several times. He was taken to the hospital and has been talking with authorities. The incident happened near 12th street and Pacific. Officer Jacobs with Salina Police told Hays Post that they will have more information available mid morning.  Stay tuned to Eagle Radio and Hays Post for details as they become available.