15-Year-Old Assaults Taxi Driver in The Pas

15-Year-Old Assaults Taxi Driver

WINNIPEG, MB. - A taxi driver was assaulted by a 15-year-old on Young Point Road south of The Pas on January 8th, according to RCMP.

A 30-year-old male taxi driver had picked up a male passenger in the area of Bell Avenue. He drove the passenger to Young Point Road, where the passenger told him to pull over and let him out. When the driver pulled over and told the passenger the fare, he was attacked by the passenger from the back seat. The driver was stabbed repeatedly, and the passenger stole an undisclosed amount of cash before he fled.

A good samaritan who was passing by, saw the injured taxi driver and stopped to help him out. The taxi driver suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.

In a release, RCMP said they located the passenger, 15-year-old male from The Pas. He has been charged with Aggravated Assault and Robbery.

Kevin Klein, Manitoba Post

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