Federation of Taxi Drivers condemns BX stabbing

The State Federation of Taxi Drivers spoke out Sunday against the stabbing of taxi driver Fernando Mateo, which nearly claimed his life last week.Drivers are

THE BRONX - The State Federation of Taxi Drivers spoke out Sunday against the stabbing of taxi driver Fernando Mateo, which nearly claimed his life last week.

Drivers are working with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to find ways to protect themselves from robberies and other senseless violent acts. Mateo, 39, picked up a passenger on 163rd Street close to midnight last week and was stabbed repeatedly and beaten after a botched robbery attempt.

Police say they are looking for a man between the ages of 30 and 40, who was wearing a Yankee skull cap, a tan overcoat, and sported tattoos on his right hand and across his right knuckles. They urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 1 Word on the Street: Cardless ATMs
VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they 2 VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they are sisters
People stood in solidarity and lit candles in 3 Candlelight vigil held for Tinton Ave. shooting victim
A 46-year-old man was shot in the chest 4 Police: Man shot dead after dispute in the Bronx; suspect in custody
Police are looking for a missing 16-year-old girl 5 16-year-old girl missing since Thursday

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE