Police in Prince Georgeís County are investigating the death of a man who reportedly set fire to a taxi he was riding in Friday afternoon.
The man got into the taxi at the Largo Metro Station at about 4:52 p.m. and was driven to the 4200 block of Northview Drive in Bowie, said Prince Georgeís County Police Officer Edward Martin.
Upon arrival, the passenger announced a robbery and demanded the driverís money. He was holding some sort of incendiary device and both he and the car caught fire, Martin said.
The driver escaped the vehicle, Martin said, adding that he could not confirm reports that the driver had sustained minor injuries.
Martin said he did not have the passengerís identity, but that the investigation was ongoing.