- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) - Meridian police say a taxi driver stabbed a passenger multiple times after the man tried to strangle him.

KTVB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1j415VL ) that police say the incident happened around 2 a.m. Thursday after 25-year-old Riley Talbot became angry when the driver could not find the home Talbot was directing him to.

Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea says the cab driver told police Talbot, of Merrill, Oregon, became angry and began to strangle the driver. The driver pulled out a knife and stabbed Talbot several times in the arm.

Police took Talbot into custody before taking him to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Talbot has been booked into the Ada County Jail and charged with aggravated battery, possession of marijuana and attempted unlawful entry. Police say the cab driver will not face charges.

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Information from: KTVB-TV, https://www.ktvb.com/


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