KINGWOOD, Texas - Houston police arrested a man they said stabbed a cab driver after refusing to pay for an early-morning ride.

It happened on Kingwood on Rustic Woods at Golden Trails around 1:15 a.m. Friday.

Police said the man called for a cab near downtown Houston. He told the Lone Star Cab driver he wanted to go to Kingwood.

After asking to pull over, the man allegedly tried to get out without paying. The cab driver called 911 and refused to let him go. An altercation ensued and the suspect stabbed the driver, police said.

HPD later found the suspect nearby and arrested him.

The driver was sent to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

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