Police say hitchhiker stabbed driver with a syringe

D’IBERVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Police say they are searching for a hitchhiker accused of stabbing a driver who picked him up in the neck with a syringe Monday morning.

D’Iberville Police Capt. Clay Jones says the victim noticed a man walking along the shoulder of Mississippi 67 southbound and stopped to give him a ride, according to the Sun Herald.

When the suspect asked to be dropped off a short while later, police say the suspect pulled out a syringe and stabbed the victim in the neck and ran off.

The victim was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

The incident was reported at 7:08 a.m.

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