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Police: DC Uber driver stabbed after fight over how many people could fit inside car

Javon Nico Hale, 25, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

WASHINGTON — A 25-year-old man is charged with stabbing an Uber driver outside a Walmart store in Northwest, D.C. police say.

Javon Nico Hale of Southeast D.C. is charged with assault of a dangerous weapon. D.C. Police said they were called to the Walmart store near the first block of H Street NW around 7:30 p.m. on May 5. 

According to an arrest affidavit with D.C. Superior Court, the driver told Hale that he would have to cancel the ride because he was unable to fit everyone in Javon's group inside the car. The documents did not say how many people were trying to fit inside at the time.

The driver then fled inside the Walmart as he was being punched, police said. Hale stabbed him outside of the store's entrance in the abdomen, where police then arrested Hale at gunpoint.

The driver was taken to Washington Center Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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An Uber office is seen in Secaucus, N.J., Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

In late March, a man assaulted an Uber driver during an attempted robbery in D.C. The man got inside the Uber driver's vehicle, pulled out a gun and demanded money. After the victim refused to give up money, the man fled and was later captured by a nearby surveillance camera. 

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