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Maryland police say a passenger set a taxicab on fire during a robbery attempt, and died in the blaze.

In a published report, a spokesperson for Bowie police says the driver of the cab picked up the man at the Largo Metro station late Friday. He drove the passenger to Bowie on a trip that lasted about 20 minutes.

Once they arrived, the passenger demanded money from the driver, struck him in the head and threw liquid on him. The liquid caught fire, but the cab driver escaped. Later after firefighters put out the blaze they found the passenger's body in the back seat. The driver suffered minor burns.

So far authorities haven't determined what kind of liquid the man used. Prince George's County police are investigating.

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