Buffalo DA: Grand jury charges Blackhawks star Kane with misdemeanor assault in cabbie attack

DA: Blackhawks star Kane indicted in cabbie attack

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A district attorney says Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has been indicted on misdemeanor assault and theft charges in connection with an attack on cab driver over a fare dispute in Buffalo, N.Y.

Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita III says the grand jury on Wednesday dismissed a more serious felony charge of second-degree robbery.

Kane and his cousin, James Kane, were arrested Aug. 9 after 62-year-old cabbie Jan Radecki told police they attacked him when he said he didn’t have 20 cents in change for the fare. James Kane was indicted on the same charges.

The Kanes earlier pleaded not guilty to the charges. They are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon.

Patrick Kane’s lawyer, Paul Cambria, was not immediately available for comment.

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