Patrick Scruggs, a 39-year-old former federal prosecutor who was involved in early trials concerning the Jan. 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol Building breach, has been arrested in Florida following a suspected road rage incident where he allegedly stabbed another driver on I-275 last Tuesday.
This follows news that Fulton County, Georgia’s newly elected Democratic District Attorney Fani Willis had filed charges against President Trump, reported by Newsweek.
The Independent added: “Video captured by a bystander shows a man – believed to be Mr Scruggs – getting out of his car and appearing to shatter the driver’s window of the other car.
The suspect then appears to pull out a pocket knife and slash and slice at the driver’s arms. The unnamed driver, 35, was left with ‘multiple stabs and cuts in the arm,’ according to the arrest report.
Police said that the driver had experienced a medical episode moments before the crash, which led him to swerve into two cars – one of them belonging to Mr Scruggs.”
Ahmed Gahaf, 40, of Tampa, told police that he had stopped his vehicle to assist the driver who was slumped over their wheel. Upon doing so, the driver suddenly awoke and drove forward, hitting Gahaf’s car and then a car belonging to Scruggs.
In an interview with CNN, Gahaf revealed that he had observed the driver needed medical attention.
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A witness video reveals Gahaf speaking to a 911 dispatcher in an attempt to secure assistance for the incapacitated driver when Scruggs exited his vehicle.
Initially, Gahaf believed the suspect was there to help, yet soon noticed him stabbing the previously incapacitated driver. As Gahaf moved closer to intervene, Scruggs allegedly threatened to cut him with a knife as well, almost cutting his chest.
“I’m thinking he’s coming to help, you know, he’s coming to help, but he comes in like he already has plans,” Gahaf told CNN on Sunday.
“I came in close to him to try to tell him stop… and he came in close to me, like one foot away from me, from my chest with the knife. And he said, ‘You too? You want to kill me?’ I backed from him and was still with 911, and he kept going…