The St. Lucian times reports: A local taxi driver had to be rushed to hospital this morning after being stabbed by a tourist, eyewitnesses have reported.
According to the eyewitnesses, the visitor and his girlfriend were being transported from Marigot to a hotel in the North of the Island, when the unprovoked attack took place near the Cul de Sac junction.
One eyewitness who came to the assistance of the wounded taxi driver told the Times the injured man reported that the male visitor was very cordial upon entering the vehicle, but later pulled out a knife and started stabbing him from behind.
The injured man was identified as Moses Bertram, who the President of the Marigot Bay Taxi Association Anthony Griffith told the Times has been a taxi driver for the past twenty years.
“I feel terrible because he told me this guy was so nice, and to see how he suddenly attacked,” Griffith said.
According to him, Bertram was stabbed in the chin, shoulder and hand.
Eyewitnesses said there was blood everywhere.
They also said they suspect that the visitor was “psychologically challenged.”
It was not immediately clear what became of the attacker.