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Passenger in Bronx livery cab stabbed by driver: NYPD

Posted: 6:20 PM, Oct 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-21 18:20:50-04

FORDHAM MANOR, the Bronx — A livery cab driver, apparently fearful he may not get paid, stabbed a passenger in the Bronx, police said Monday.

The victim — the passenger in the vehicle — told police that he got out of the car in front of a building on Webster Avenue and told the driver he had to go inside to get the money to pay him, according to an NYPD spokesperson.

But the passenger did not make it far.

The incident escalated right in the lobby of the building, with the driver accused of stabbing the victim in the left side of his abdomen; the victim was taken to a local hospital, police said.

Police said the vehicle the man was driving was a white Toyota Camry sedan; he was last seen wearing a light-colored shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers.

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