Woman allegedly stabs taxi driver over unpaid fare

A woman has allegedly stabbed a taxi driver over an unpaid fare.

The woman was taken by taxi to Elizabeth Shopping Centre in Adelaide on Saturday morning but she did not pay, police say.

When confronted by the driver, the woman allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the driver in the arm and hand.

A woman has allegedly stabbed a taxi driver outside a suburban Adelaide shopping centre after she was asked to pay her fare (scene at Elizabeth Shopping Centre pictured)
A woman has allegedly stabbed a taxi driver outside a suburban Adelaide shopping centre after she was asked to pay her fare (scene at Elizabeth Shopping Centre pictured). Source: 7News
Police spoke to witnesses at Elizabeth Shopping Centre in Adelaide, the scene of the alleged stabbing incident
Police spoke to witnesses at Elizabeth Shopping Centre in Adelaide, the scene of the incident. Source: 7News

Police and emergency services were called to the shopping centre on Oxenham Drive just before 11.30am with reports of a stabbing.

The male driver was taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital for medical treatment.

His injuries are not life-threatening and he is in a stable condition.

The woman was detained by security guards until police arrived and she is expected to be charged later on Saturday.

Following the incident, officers interviewed witnesses at Elizabeth Shopping Centre.

Police asked any other witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers as they investigate.

– With AAP

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