Lyft driver charged with stabbing passenger in altercation


Updated: 9:11 AM EST Dec 26, 2016


A Lyft driver is accused of stabbing one of her passengers on Christmas night near the Franklin Park Zoo, police confirmed.

Kiona Thomas, 25, of Roslindale, was arrested for assault with intent to murder, said Boston police Officer Rachel McGuire.

One stabbing victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries around 11:15 p.m. Sunday, authorities said. The altercation occurred near 967 Blue Hill Ave., near a fire station and the zoo.

Overnight, Boston police investigators surrounded the crime scene with police tape and set out several yellow evidence markers along the sidewalk and in the road.

The 21-year-old victim's injuries were described as serious, but not life-threatening.

Thomas fled from the area, but later turned herself in to police. She is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.