Lyft Driver Charged in Stabbing on Christmas Night

The Lyft app is seen on a passenger’s phone on Feb. 3, 2016, in San Francisco.
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Kiona Thomas, 25, was charged with stabbing a woman Christmas night over a dispute about how many passengers she would transport, CBS News reports.

Thomas was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of assault with intent to murder.

Apparently she was picking up a customer in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood at about 11:15 p.m. on Christmas but got upset over some miscommunication revolving around the number of passengers.


According to CBS News, when the 21-year-old younger sister of the passenger came outside, an argument arose and she was stabbed in the neck.

“The incredible level of violence here from a stranger over what seemed to be a disagreement for a ride-share service is incredibly concerning,” said Suffolk County, Mass., Assistant District Attorney Lauren Hatch.

Thomas turned herself in Monday.

In a statement, Lyft said that it will work with police and is "deeply troubled" by the allegations.


Read more at CBS News.

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