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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KSDK) – St. Charles police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who stabbed a cab driver this past week.

The incident occurred Friday in the 500 block of Jefferson St. around 8:22 p.m.

A cab driver picked up a man from the airport, and as the driver explained the fare, the passenger pulled out a knife and stabbed the driver in the neck and arms, according to police. The driver works for Airways Cab, a Lambert-St. Louis International Airport service.

The driver escaped by crashing into a parked car, and the passenger stole the driver's phone and ran north on Benton Street.

The driver was taken to an area hospital and treated for life-threatening injuries. He has been released from the hospital.

According to an Airways Cab spokesperson, the driver worked part-time for the company for the past couple of years. He emigrated from Sudan to the United States to escape the violence there. The spokesperson said he was looking for a better life.

Police describe the person of interest as a taller man between 20-30 years old and wore a yellow short and dark colored shorts.

Police have taken possession of the taxi and are trying to find fingerprints connected to the attacker.

If you can identify the man or have information pertaining to the incident, you're asked to call St. Charles Police Department Detective Bureau at 636-949-3330.

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