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Suspect arrested for aggravated assault after stabbing man in road rage incident, police say

One person was booked into jail and another was taken to a hospital after a road rage incident in Phoenix led to a stabbing, police say.

PHOENIX — A man was taken to the hospital and another man was arrested after police say road rage led to a stabbing in Phoenix on Wednesday evening. 

Police said 35-year-old Garret Smith was driving a car that cut off another car, and the passenger of the cut-off vehicle got out near 32nd Street and Union Hills Drive and punched Smith through the open driver's side window.

According to police, the victim got back in his vehicle after the assault. That's when police say Smith grabbed a large hunting knife, approached the victim's vehicle and stabbed him.

Police said officers responding to an unrelated call arrived at the scene and took Smith into custody. Those officers also provided emergency aid to the injured man. The man was taken to a hospital where he is in stable condition.

Smith was booked into jail on aggravated assault charges, police said.

Police are still investigating the incident. 

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