ABC August 9, 2006.
Homicide detectives have praised people who conducted a citizens' arrest on a man police believe assaulted a taxi driver at Donvale in Melbourne's east.
Police say the man commandeered the taxi about 8:30pm AEST yesterday in Springvale Road.
Shortly afterwards he is alleged to have attacked the driver before throwing him out of the car.
The 27-year-old driver died early this morning in the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
A 20-year-old man is being interviewed by homicide squad detectives.
Detective Senior Sergeant Jeff Maher says he has great admiration for the citizens' arrest.
"I would say they should be commended for what they did and obviously quick thinking and a bit of community spirit," he said.
"They got involved in something they saw, quick action and grabbed the offender."