The police are investigating whether the 27-year-old driver was working at the time of the attack on Saturday, and whether the stabbing began as a robbery.
A 27-year-old Uber driver was fatally stabbed in the Bronx on Saturday night, and the police are searching for the attacker, officials said.
The driver, Ganiou Gandonou, was found shortly after 9 p.m. seated inside a black Toyota Camry with stab wounds to his neck and torso, the police said. He was taken from the car, which was parked on the Hutchinson River Parkway East, to Jacobi Medical Center, where he died.
The police are looking into whether Mr. Gandonou’s death began as a robbery.
Mr. Gandonou was a licensed for-hire vehicle driver affiliated with Uber, according to a city database. It is unclear if Mr. Gandonou was working at the time of the attack.
An Uber spokesman, Grant Klinzman, called his death “a horribly tragic incident” and said “our hearts go out to the grieving family.”
Violence and threats are a part of the job, said Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance.
“Knowing how to protect yourself from crime is as critical to a driver as knowing the names of streets and avenues,” Ms. Desai said. “It’s a part of their day-to-day life behind the wheel.”