Ride-share driver stabbed during attempted robbery on FDR Drive

A ride-share driver was stabbed by a passenger on the FDR Drive in Manhattan, officials said.

The NYPD received reports of an assault Tuesday around 3 p.m. on the southbound side of the FDR Drive approaching the Manhattan Bridge exit. The assault occurred in the right lane.

The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers identified the victim as Yadav Dhungel, 36. Dhungel was in the ICU awaiting surgery Tuesday night for his stab wounds, the federation said. 

Sources tell FOX 5 NY the passenger tried to take Dhungel's seat and take over the vehicle. The suspect then jumped off the side of FDR Drive and suffered severe leg injuries. 

Dhungel was stabbed in his chest, shoulder and arm. 

The founder of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, Fernando Matteo, urged drivers not to fight an armed robber. 

The investigation is ongoing.