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Kamloops taxi driver assaulted; RCMP looking for suspect

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December 19, 2018 - 10:32 AM

KAMLOOPS - Police are searching for a man who assaulted a Kamloops taxi driver with a knife last week.

On Dec. 14, just after midnight, two women flagged down a taxi driver near Seventh Avenue and Seymour Street, according to an RCMP media release.

A man approached the driver's side open window and brandished a knife. The driver knocked the weapon away, cutting his hand in the process. The suspect punched the driver, grabbed the knife, and fled on foot. The driver tried to follow the suspect, but could not find him.

The driver drove the women to their location before going to the hospital to be treated for his wounds.

RCMP described the suspect as male, 6'' tall with tanned skin and short dark hair. He was carrying a green backpack and was wearing a red hoody with a DC logo on the front. A second man in the area at the time of the attack, who is believed to be associated with the suspect, was wearing a white hoody and was carrying a black backpack.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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