Taxi driver in custody after allegedly stabbing 18-year-old on Southeast Side, SAPD says

The 18-year-old is hospitalized and in critical condition

SAN ANTONIO – A taxi driver is in custody after allegedly stabbing an 18-year-old on the Southeast Side, according to San Antonio police.

The incident happened around 2:30 p.m., Saturday, on I-37 South and South New Braunfels.

Police said the teen was stabbed multiple times in his upper torso area by the taxi driver. The motive of the attack is unknown.

The teen flagged down other drivers in the area for help, and they notified police and EMS of the incident.

Authorities said the teen was taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition.

SAPD conducted witness interviews and utilized its EAGLE helicopter to assist in their search for the suspect, but were unsuccessful at first.

As the investigation continued, officers were able to track down the taxi, which was found near San Pedro and Olmos.

The suspect is now in police custody and charges are still pending.

This is a developing story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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