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HPD opens attempted murder investigation after taxi driver attack leads to crash

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NUUANU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Honolulu Police Department has launched an attempted murder investigation Thursday following an assault on a taxi driver that led to a crash.

Police said the incident happened around 3 a.m.

The suspect, 21-year-old Ratana Taito, allegedly assaulted the 56-year-old driver while in the cab. The vehicle then crashed.

No one was seriously hurt, authorities said.

Taito was arrested near Nuuanu Avenue and Pauoa Road around 4:10 a.m. He was taken into custody on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder.

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