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Trucker reportedly assaulted with knife during robbery attempt in Ohio


Police are investigating after a truck driver was assaulted last night on an Ohio interstate.

The attack occurred on September 9 on I-76 in Wadsworth, Ohio.

So far, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has released few details about the attack, but the initial report indicates that the truck driver was stabbed by two male suspects during an apparent robbery attempt.

The truck driver survived the attack and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

After the attack, the suspects fled the scene in a dark colored pickup truck.

Troopers say that the investigation is still unfolding as of Thursday morning and they have not released information about the arrest of any suspects.

However, a Facebook post from the Wadsworth Police Department indicates that there are currently no suspects at large.

*** UPDATE – There are no suspects at large in this case. Once more information is available to be released from The Ohio State Highway Patrol, we will surely pass that information along! ***

Posted by Wadsworth Police Department on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The incident closed westbound I-76 and caused a serious traffic backup in the area.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

NORTON/WADSWORTH: AVOID 76 EB west of Hametown Road due to current traffic accident. Please find an alternate route or use patience

Posted by Wadsworth Community Radio 97.1 FM & On the Web on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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