Lafayette, LA—On Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at approximately 7:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the intersection of I-49 and Pont de Mouton regarding a stabbing. According to the 42 year old male victim, he was traveling on I-10 westbound when an older white panel van drove dangerously close to his vehicle.
The two drivers exchanged hand gestures and then stopped on the shoulder of I-49 at its intersection with Pont de Mouton. The victim and the male suspect became involved in a physical altercation, at which time the victim was stabbed several times by the suspect. The suspect, a white male in his 40's, climbed back into his vehicle and fled the area. The victim was driven to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The incident remains under investigation.