Man arrested after assaulting cab driver and two deputies

Radoslaw Szczepanski _ El Paso County Sheriff's Office_191741

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man is facing multiple charges after he injured a cab driver and two deputies Sunday night, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said around 7:15 p.m., they were called to the area of Fontaine Boulevard and Marksheffel Road because two men were fighting in a cab. The caller reported the passenger had attacked and stabbed the cab driver.

Deputies learned while the victim was driving, the suspect had choked him and hit him in the head with a knife handle. Both the driver and the suspect sustained minor injuries. During the fight, the cab went off the road and hit a street sign. When the cab stopped, the suspect got out and ran away, according to deputies.

Deputies found the suspect, 51-year-old Radoslaw Szczepanski, walking toward the backyard of a home on Berrey Lane. When they told him to stop, he kept going and challenged deputies to fight him. He then attacked a deputy, and a fight ensued, according to the sheriff’s office. Another deputy came to break it up, and the suspect was arrested. Both deputies were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Szczepanski is charged with second-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault on a peace officer, robbery, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, and theft.

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