Taxi cab driver runs over man


Police said a local taxi driver has fatally struck a man with his cab.

The incident in Grand Rapids occurred after the man threatened the driver with a hammer and tried to rob him, police said.

Officers responded at about 2 a.m. this morning after the man was hit by the cab.

The driver was dropping off the man at an intersection, when the passenger got out of the taxi and threatened him, according to preliminary police reports.

Police said the man was struck and killed as the taxi driver tried to flee.

The names of those involved weren't immediately released.

Police are investigating the circumstances of the death.

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