Queens road rage incident ends with stabbing on Upper East Side

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Queens road rage incident ends with stabbing on Upper East Side
Two drivers were charged following a road rage incident that started in Queens and ended on the UES.

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Two men are facing charges after an alleged road rage stabbing on the Upper East Side.

Police say the men first got into an argument in Queens around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

As they drove into Manhattan, they apparently repeatedly cut each other off.

They eventually crashed near East 62nd Street and Lexington Avenue, where the driver of a yellow pickup truck, 38-year-old Shaker Ahmad, allegedly stabbed 28-year-old Antal Lakatos, the driver of a black sedan.

After the stabbing, he dropped his knife and told responding officers "I didn't do anything," they said.

Lakatos suffered stab wounds to his face and neck and was rushed to New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. He's listed in stable condition.

Police say Lakatos intentionally rammed his vehicle into Shaker's car on the Queensboro Bridge and then at East 62nd Street and Lexington Avenue, sending it into a telephone pole.

Shaker is charged with attempted murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Lakatos is charged with assault.

Both men have prior arrests. Ahmad was arrested in an attempted murder in December 2013 in Queens for severely beating another man, and a prior arrest for robbery at knifepoint in Brooklyn in October 2014.

Lakatos has a prior arrest for several grand larceny autos for a stolen vehicle from an Avis in Connecticut.

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