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Man Charged in Summer Gunpoint Attacks on NYC Cab Drivers

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A man was indicted Thursday on charges alleging he attacked several cab drivers at gunpoint last summer in New York City.

The indictment was returned in Manhattan federal court against Kymahli Lysius.

Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said cab drivers feared for their lives in Brooklyn and Manhattan when Lysius put a gun to the back of their heads before demanding money and fleeing.

Authorities said eight robberies and an attempted ninth robbery occurred between July 28 and Aug. 7.

Lysius, 28, of Brooklyn, was arrested last week and has been released to home confinement. A message seeking comment was left with his lawyer.

If convicted of all robbery and firearm charges, he could face life in prison.

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