A man was stabbed following a Thursday afternoon road-rage incident in Manorville, according to Suffolk County police.
The 44-year-old victim, who was not identified, was being treated at Stony Book University Hospital for serious injuries. Officials say those injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
The suspect fled the scene in his vehicle and has not been located, police said.
In a statement, police officials said a man in a 2010 grey Volvo was “driving erratically” and trying to pass other vehicles while traveling north on Wading River Road. He tried to pass the victim, who was driving a 2017 Hyundai. Thinking he was struck, the victim, who lives in Manorville, pulled over into a parking lot at South Street and Wading River Road.
It turned out the car was not hit but the erratic driver stopped and engaged the Hyundai driver in a fight, stabbing him in the stomach at 2:37 p.m., police said.
The victim’s wife, who was also in the car, was not injured. The suspect fled in his car, travelling east on South Street, police said.
The Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad is investigating.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.