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Police: Taxi driver seriously hurt in assault in Mastic

A taxi driver was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries after police said he was assaulted in a gas station parking lot early Monday in Mastic.

Suffolk County police said the assault occurred in the parking lot of an Exxon station on Montauk Highway at about 1 a.m.

The driver was identified only as a 52-year-old man from Shirley.

Police did not release any details of the incident, but said it was under investigation by Seventh Squad detectives.

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