Livery cab driver Salomon Alcantara attacked by customer

A livery cab driver was brutally attacked on Sunday, and $1,000 in reward money is being offered for information about the incident. The attack happened

Salomon Alcantara says he was brutally beaten and slashed after completing a round-trip fare.

Salomon Alcantara says he was brutally beaten and slashed after completing a round-trip fare. (3/18/14)

BROOKLYN - A livery cab driver was brutally attacked on Sunday, and $1,000 in reward money is being offered for information about the incident.

The attack happened at 4 a.m. Sunday in front of the Marlboro Houses on West 11th Street.

Salomon Alcantara says he was brutally beaten and slashed after completing a round-trip fare with a man who refused to pay the $20 fare. The man then announced he was going to rob Alcantara, so Alcantara got out of his car. He tried to get away but the man chased him with a knife.

Alcantara was knocked unconscious and rushed to Lutheran Medical Center.

The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers says it is asking the district attorney’s office for stricter penalties for these types of crimes. It says there should be a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison when a deadly weapon is used on a driver instead of one or two years.

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