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Duluth man accused of stabbing Superior cab driver

A Duluth man accused of stabbing a Superior cab driver Thursday night has been charged with attempted murder and armed robbery, according to a release from Deputy Chief Nick Alexander with the Superior Police Department. The victim, a Courtesy Cab driver, was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect, Antonio Romeo Newman, 21, is expected to make his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court Monday for felony charges of armed robbery and attempted murder, according to the release.

A Courtesy Cab driver picked up Newman at about 8 p.m. Thursday from the 600 block of Tower Avenue. He then proceeded to an area near the 2600 block of North 28th Street at Newman’s request. Once stopped, the cab driver was stabbed multiple times in the chest and hands, according to the release. The driver believed Newman was attempting to stab him in the face and neck and also claimed to have a gun and threatened to kill the driver. The Duluth man was also demanding money, but it is unknown at this time whether any was taken, according to the release. The driver was eventually able to disarm Newman and the Duluth man fled on foot.

Newman was identified from physical evidence and witness. He was located on the 700 block of Tower Avenue a few hours later and taken into custody on a warrant for an unrelated matter.

If convicted, Newman faces a maximum penalty of 35 years imprionsent and fines of up to $100,000.