A cab driver was threatened by a knife-wielding man in the Financial District causing him to crash, police said.
The driver picked up the suspect in the incident as a fare at Bush Street and Treasury Alley, police said.
The suspect then held a knife the driver's face and a struggle ensued causing the cab to crash and the suspect subsequently fled the scene.
The cab crash caused damage to a garbage can, parking meter, bike lock and two walls.
The driver sustained a puncture wound to his cheek and a laceration to his hand. He was taken to the hospital for his injuries, which were not life threatening.
The driver was not robbed in the incident.