Nova Scotia

Taxi driver stabbed in clash with 4 men

A Halifax taxi driver was stabbed while trying to help two women who were being followed by several men in a car, police say.

Halifax man facing weapons charges

A Halifax taxi driver was stabbed while trying to help two women who were being followed by several men in a car, police say.

Halifax Regional Police said the ordeal started at 11:30 p.m. Sunday when the women pulled up to Clayton Park Shopping Centre and asked a group of cabbies for help.

The women said they were being followed by four strangers in another car.

The taxi drivers confronted the men, and one of the cabbies was stabbed in the chest and nearly run over when the suspects drove away, police said.

Police said another cab driver was threatened by an attacker wielding a piece of construction debris.

The cabbies followed the attackers to a home on Old Sambro Road, where police seized a vehicle. Two men and two male youths were arrested.

A 24-year-old Halifax man has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, and obstruction of justice.

The 31-year-old taxi driver who was stabbed was in stable condition in hospital as of Monday morning.

News of the attack has veteran cab driver Tom Burke shaking his head.

"It just scares you to know the violence that's out here these days," he told CBC News. "Every day you come out you don't know what you're up against."

Burke doesn't work at night. He said he has been attacked once in 30 years on the road.