A Norton road rage incident escalated into a stabbing, police say

Alfred Pond, 49, of Attleboro — charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon — was ordered held without bail Friday.

An episode of road rage, which first began in Easton and stretched into Norton, escalated Thursday afternoon when one man allegedly stabbed the other man involved with a knife before fleeing the area, police said.

Alfred Pond, 49, of Attleboro — charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for the stabbing — was ordered held without bail Friday, according to NBC10 Boston.

Authorities were alerted to the event on Plain Street in Norton around 3:30 p.m. when the victim, reportedly a 25-year old man, called 911 to say that he had been stabbed in the chest, according to police.

It was the pair’s third time pulling over and exiting their vehicles during the altercation spanning town lines, NBC10 reported.

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Upon arrival, officers found the victim bleeding, and he was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, according to police. He was listed in good condition Friday, CBS Boston reported.

A short while later, officers located Pond at his Maple Street home in Attleboro, where he was then placed under arrest, police said. The 25-year-old had reportedly taken a photo of his license plate; the knife used in the incident was recovered alongside the road on Pine Street about a half-mile away.

Prosecutors said Pond admitted to the crime and told investigators where he had tossed the knife, according to NBC10.

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October 15, 2018 | 10:02 AM