DENVER - A day after Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade was stabbed while he sat at a traffic light in downtown Denver, investigators said the suspect has no connection to him.

With his right forearm and hand wrapped in bandages, Chief Tade said Wednesday the suspect completely caught him off guard when she jumped into his unmarked SUV at Colfax Avenue and North Speer Boulevard.

Tade spoke in front of the fire house where coworkers helped treat him before going to the hospital. Denver Health released Tade on Tuesday night, hours after the stabbing. He returned to work the next morning.

Marlene Zacevich-Rodriguez, 42, has yet to be formally charged for the attack, which police consider random. Detectives do not believe the suspect targeted Tade because of his position.

Her son told Denver7 that Rodriguez is "not right in the head."

Formal charges haven't yet been filed.

Denver7's Lance Hernandez was at the Tuesday press conference. He'll have the full update on Denver7 at 4, 5 and 6.

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