No charges filed against San Diego Lyft driver accused of stabbing passenger

SAN DIEGO -- The District Attorney’s Office Tuesday declined to file charges against the San Diego Lyft driver police say stabbed one of his passengers in the chest.

Ali Kendirli, 33, was arrested on July 1 in Linda Vista and released after posting bail. Tuesday, a spokesperson for the office just said the District Attorney “declined to file charges in the matter.”

According to San Diego Police, Kendirli was driving three passengers who refused to give a drop off location.

RELATED: San Diego Lyft driver stabs passenger in chest following argument in Linda Vista, police say

During an argument, Kendirli told the three passengers to get out of the car on the 6100 block of Caminito Del Oeste.

Police say the argument escalated and Kendirli reportedly stabbed one of the passengers. The stabbing victim received stitches and is expected to be okay. 

Lyft told 10News that Kendirli has been “permanently deactivated.” The company also called the allegations “disturbing and unacceptable.”

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