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Taxi driver injured in carjacking in D.C.

A taxi driver was injured Tuesday night during a carjacking of his taxi in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said.

The carjacking occurred in the 2300 block of Benning Road about 10 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman. The driver was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, but it was not immediately clear how he was injured.

Police issued a lookout for the vehicle, a black and yellow taxi. It was found abandoned in the 400 block of 23rd Place NE about 15 minutes after the initial incident, Carew said.

No arrests had been made late Tuesday, and police released no information about suspect.


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Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.


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