The North Karelian town of Lieksa is once again in the media after a migrant taxi driver was assaulted physically Friday by a client who also threatened to kill him, according to YLE Pohjois-Karjala. The suspect left the scene without paying the fare.
The police are investigating the case as an assault case and for leaving the scene without paying the fare. There is no mention that racism may have had anything to do with the suspect’s hostile behavior.
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Leiska has been in the news a number of years for problems with its migrant community.