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Man charged with attempted murder after attacking Uber driver in road-rage incident

July 28, 2018 - 2:57 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A man is facing a heap of criminal charges after a shocking road rage incident was caught on video in Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon.

Police confirmed Kevin McClean, 46, of Queens was arrested after he swung a box cutter at an Uber driver, and then stole his car keys, in Greenpoint.

McClean is now being charged with attempted murder, assault, menacing, reckless endangerment, robbery and leaving the scene of an accident.

The road rage incident happened just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on McGuinness Boulevard near Norman Avenue. Two men got out of their cars, yelled at one another and then things became physical.

"He got out of his car, started blaming me and taking swings at me so I defended myself,” the 24-year-old victim told CBS2. "He went back to his car, got a knife, and I was trying to not get cut."

After a few minutes, the suspect stole the Uber driver’s keys and took off in his car. The victim was pinned between two vehicles, sending his shoes flying into the air.

“I knew it was a dangerous thing to hang onto a car but I was trying to not get the car taken,” the driver said.

McClean is being held at the 94th Precinct and was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday.