Idaho truck driver stabbed multiple times along I-84 outside Ontario

Idaho truck driver stabbed multiple times along I-84 outside Ontario
Photo courtesy Oregon State Police

ONTARIO, Ore., (KBOI) -- A commercial truck driver from Jerome was seriously injured after he was stabbed along Interstate-84 west of Ontario, Oregon State Police says.

OSP says the truck was traveling eastbound about 15 miles outside Ontario when a Buick Lacrosse with Washington plates being driven by an adult male starting ramming the truck's diesel fuel tanks without being provoked.

Police say the semi driver pulled over to the side of the road, and the driver of the Buick stopped against the side of the truck, got out and climbed into the semi where he stabbed the driver multiple times.

OSP says the man then fled up a nearby hill before returning to the truck again and fighting with the victim a second time.

Troopers say several citizens who had arrived at the scene then surrounded the truck and convinced the suspect to stay in the truck.

OSP says they soon arrived and took the suspect into custody at gunpoint.

The victim was taken to St. Alphonsus in Boise with non-life threatening injuries. He has not been identified.

The suspect is being held for Attempted Murder and Assault in the First Degree in the Malheur County Jail. Police say the Buick was reported stolen out of Pasco, Washington.