Cab drivers in Brooklyn fear assault by passengers

Cab drivers in Brooklyn say they are concerned about being assaulted by passengers. Livery cab driver Ishmael Kabre says he was attacked by a couple

Livery cab driver Ishmael Kabre says he was attacked by a couple in his cab last week, causing him to spend a night in the hospital.

Livery cab driver Ishmael Kabre says he was attacked by a couple in his cab last week, causing him to spend a night in the hospital. (2/11/14)

BROOKLYN - Cab drivers in Brooklyn say they are concerned about being assaulted by passengers.

Livery cab driver Ishmael Kabre says he was attacked by a couple in his cab last week, causing him to spend a night in the hospital.

"This is New York and this is Brooklyn. You know that's a high crime city and being a cab driver over here, it's just like you're at risk any time," he says.

Police say the male suspect is in his 20s, and he was last seen wearing a red-hooded sweatshirt and a black jacket. The female suspect was also described in her 20s.

There were other cab driver assaults reported in Brooklyn last year.  In June, driver Orji-Ama Uro was killed after being stabbed in the eye with an umbrella.

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