Man in life-threatening condition after alleged assault by Calgary cabbie

CALGARY — Charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon have been laid against a 40-year-old Calgary taxi driver who is accused of striking a passenger.

Police got word Wednesday evening about an altercation involving a cabbie and his passenger at a northeast-area gas station.

Officers arrived to find a man who investigators say had been struck on the head with a blunt object.

The alleged victim, who is from Calgary, remains in life-threatening condition.

Hintsa Oqubu will be in court May 31st.

Police say they are looking for witnesses.

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