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Man cuts victim with bayonet during road rage incident

Posted at 10:41 AM, Dec 02, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-27 10:41:52-05

A man used a bayonet to assault a victim during a road rage incident on I-90 East near Rt. 219, State Police say.

Troopers were called around 5 p.m. on Black Friday on reports of two men fighting. Police determined the altercation flared up after a car driven by a 35-year-old West Seneca man traveling east on I-90 was sideswiped by Bryan Cirbus, 26, of West Valley as Cirbus attempted to merge on I-90 from Rt. 219.

Both men pulled over after the accident and Cirbus exited his vehicle armed with a bayonet, police say. During the fight, the victim was cut on his hands and face and police say Cirbus tried to stab the victim in the shoulder, but missed and cut the victim’s jacket instead.

Cirbus was restrained by a female passenger from his vehicle and then left the scene before troopers arrived. He later surrendered at the State Police barracks in Boston.

Cirbus is charged with second degree assault, third degree criminal possession of a weapon, second degree menacing and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

He was arraigned in West Seneca Town Court, where bail was set at $1,000.