SARATOGA SPRINGS – A woman has been detained in an afternoon road rage slashing on Caroline Street in Saratoga Springs, police said.
The victim was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment. Police later described the injuries as non-life-threatening.
No charges had been filed by early Friday evening, police said, but one woman, age 20, had been detained and police were not looking for anyone else, police said.
The incident happened just before 3 p.m. on Caroline Street. Police were called then for a 51-year-old man who had been slashed and was being driven by private vehicle to Saratoga Hospital, police said.
The slashing took place just prior to the call to police, police said.
The victim, who was driving a box van, had stopped on Caroline Street and had a verbal exchange with the female driver of a sedan that had stopped behind the van, police said.
Police described the verbal exchange as brief, but it culminated with the man suffering a slash wound to his neck, police said.
Both vehicles and individuals involved then left Caroline Street. Police soon located the sedan and woman and detained her, police said.
“The incident seems to have stemmed from a disagreement over driving skills that took place a short time before the two vehicles ended up on Caroline Street,” police said in a release. “It does not appear that the people involved knew each other at all.”
Caroline Street was closed for about 45 minutes as investigators worked.
The investigation remained active Friday evening, police said.