A suspect in a Pasco carjacking reportedly rammed a semi-truck off an Oregon interstate Monday and stabbed the driver multiple times.
The truck was driving down Interstate 84 west of Ontario shortly after noon when Dustin Leroy Rotter began ramming it with a Buick LaCrosse, according to the Oregon State Police. The Buick was stolen Sunday night.
Charles D. Vanzante, 63, pulled the truck off to the side of the road and the Buick pulled up along side, state police said. Rotter got out and climbed into the cab where he allegedly started to stab Vanzante.
Rotter, 28, then ran up a hill near the scene before coming back to the truck to start fighting with Vanzante again, state police said. Several citizens ended up surrounding Rotter until police arrived and arrested him.
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Vanzante was flown to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise with non-life threatening injuries, state police said. He was stabbed in the chest and stomach. Troopers found the knife used in the attack, which was apparently unprovoked.
Rotter was booked into the Malheur County jail on suspicion of attempted murder, first-degree assault and other charges.