Man driving car in Brooklyn stabbed by pedestrian in road rage incident

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man driving his car was stabbed after he exited the vehicle to reach for a baseball bat, apparently in self-defense, in Brooklyn Monday morning.

Police released video of the man they want to find, last seen walking through the turnstile at the 9th Avenue D train station around 7:10 a.m. in Sunset Park.

Authorities say the suspect was crossing the street and was upset because he thought the 54-year-old man driving a 1998 Mercedes almost hit him.

The pedestrian started screaming obscenities and allegedly threatened to kill the victim.

Right now, it's unclear why the driver didn't just keep driving. Instead, he got out of the car, police say, and reached for a baseball bat in the trunk.

That's when the man stabbed him in the lower back.

The victim is hospitalized in serious condition.

Police advise anyone involved in a road rage situation not to exit their vehicle.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this man is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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