Lyft Driver Stabbed By Passenger in Darien: Police


A Lyft driver was stabbed several times by a passenger in Darien in June, according to police.

Officers responded to the area of West Avenue and Holmes Avenue just after 10:30 p.m. on June 26 for the report of a one-car crash.

When they arrived, the driver told them he picked up a passenger in Stamford and was headed to Norwalk. He told officers he had been stabbed by his passenger and that he intentionally crashed his car into a tree to stop the attack, police said.

The passenger took off with the driver's cell phone, he told police.

The driver was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Darien police identified a suspect, who they said was on probation in Maryland and was arrested on July 4th on unrelated charges in Baltimore County.

Police said they obtained a warrant for 23-year-old Abiola Shonowo and bond was set at $1 million.

Shonowo currently remains in custody in the State of Maryland awaiting extradition to Connecticut

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