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Pa. Man Charged With Taxi Carjacking in O.C.

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- A Pennsylvania man is behind bars following accusations that he carjacked an Ocean City taxi driver at knifepoint.

Ocean City police said the incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday. Officers responded to the area of 118th Street and Assawoman Drive in reference to a carjacking involving a taxi. The taxi driver informed officers that he had picked up a fare from 49th Street. According to police, the fare, later identified as 36-year-old Ian Edward Keim, of Neville, Pa., then grabbed the driver by the throat, brandished a knife and threatened him.

Police said the taxi driver stated that he was then able to stop the taxi in the area of 91st Street and exit the vehicle. Keim then got into the driver's seat of the taxi and began driving north on Coastal Highway, police said. Investigators said a nearby off-duty Clarkstown, N.Y., police officer, who witnessed the incident, then stopped and allowed the taxi driver to enter his vehicle and followed Keim north on Coastal Highway.

Police said Keim stopped the taxi in the area of 118th Street and Assawoman Drive and then ran toward the beach. Officers located Keim in the surf on the beach at 119th Street where he was placed under arrest.

Keim was charged with armed robbery and armed carjacking and ordered held in the Worcester County Jail on $100,000 bond.

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