Condition update on cab driver attacked with axe

4:05 PM, Jan 31, 2008   |    comments
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A Twin Cities cab driver is in fair condition following an axe attack in Minneapolis overnight. The taxi driver, who friends have identified as Mohammed Farahid, was attacked by a customer after a pick-up on the city's Northside. Farahid broke three bones in his wrist and has 25 stitches in the back of his head from this morning's attack. He has been with ABC Blue and White Cab Company for more than a decade. According to a company dispatcher, around 12:30 Thursday morning, Farahid was picking up a customer on the 32-hundred block of Aldrich Ave. N. when the customer allegedly assaulted him with an axe. Scott Salin, a manager at Blue and White Taxi and friend of Farahid, says cab drivers aren't strangers to trouble with passengers. He says the night drivers are often the target of harassment, or, robbery. Farahid himself has been robbed before. Salin says the one thing his company can do is remind night drivers to be careful and if they know a certain address is suspect for prior problems they will block it from their system. Police are still looking for the suspect.

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