PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDEN, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A bus driver was stabbed by a fare evader in Brooklyn overnight, police said Tuesday.

The 39-year-old victim was driving an MTA bus in the vicinity of Ocean and Flatbush avenues at around 12:30 a.m. when a man entered the rear door and attempted to skip paying for the fare, according to authorities. The driver confronted the man, and the suspect retaliated by stabbing the driver in the stomach and slashing him above the eye. The suspect fled afterward, and the victim was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

An investigation by police is ongoing. No arrests in connection to the stabbing have been made.

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