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Man allegedly yells 'Trump' during attack on cab driver

Nov 17, 2016

A cab driver of East African descent has been beaten in western Michigan by a man who allegedly yelled "Trump" during the attack.
 

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Grand Rapids police say Thursday that the man was arrested after the Saturday morning attack and later made discriminatory comments about the cab driver's race.

It was not clear if the man has been charged.

Reports of violence and threats toward ethnic minorities have increased since Republican Donald Trump was elected president last week.

The Grand Rapids attack is being investigated as possible ethnic intimidation. The cab driver suffered face and head injuries.

Police say the man got into the cab with five women but wanted to be dropped off at another location. The driver said he was attacked after telling the man it would cost more.