Police: Driver stabbed after chasing bicyclist with pickup

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Police say a bicyclist stabbed the driver of a pickup truck Saturday afternoon when the two got in a fight at 6th and D Street.

The driver had surgery for his wound and is reported to be in stable condition, Springfield Police Sgt. Mike McCarthy said. 

A report from the department said the altercation started at around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses said a man on a bicycle was arguing with a man driving a pickup truck near the intersection of 4th an Main St.

The truck then chased or followed the bicycle to 6th and D St .where the dispute became physical, Sgt. McCarthy said. The driver was stabbed during the fight.

Officials said the bicyclist then left the scene and a witness called 911. The driver was taken to Sacred Heart at Riverbend and treated for the stab wound.

The bicyclist came to the Springfield Police Station a short time later, officials reported.

Anyone who may have witnessed any part of this is requested to contact the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714