PITTSBURGH — A 14-year-old boy was stabbed multiple times in Pittsburgh early Wednesday morning, police said.
The stabbing happened about 12:30 a.m. in the Beechview/Brookline area of the city, but police were called to help the boy at a car dealership in Castle Shannon.
It was about 1 a.m. when officers from several departments, including Pittsburgh, Castle Shannon, Mt. Lebanon and Baldwin, went to the Kenny Ross dealership on Library Road. The boy was in a car in the parking lot, along with two juvenile girls and another juvenile boy, police said.
An officer treated the boy’s injuries and called paramedics, Castle Shannon’s police chief said. The boy was taken to a hospital. His condition has not been released.
A New Zealand supermarket chain announced that it was temporarily removing all scissors and knives from its shelves following an attack that left several people injured at one of its stores on Friday.
A general manager of supermarket chain Countdown said it was also considering if they would sell such items in the future.
“Last night, we made the decision to temporarily remove all knives and scissors from our shelves while we consider whether we should continue to sell them,” Kiri Hannifin, Countdown’s general manager for safety, said in a statement on Saturday.
“This is in no way a reflection on our customers, but an act of support for our team. We want all of our team to feel safe when they come to work, especially considering the events of yesterday,” Hannifin said.
Reuters noted, citing local reports, that sharp knives had been taken off shelves at other supermarkets too.
On Friday, a Sri Lankan national who was previously known to security forces in New Zealand entered a Countdown supermarket, going after several customers and stabbing them, witnesses said. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern noted that the attacker “was a supporter of ISIS ideology.”
Officials said Friday that six people were injured from the attack, with three transported to the hospital in critical condition. One person was in serious condition, and two others were in moderate condition.
The victim of a stabbing in Pittsburgh said he was saved when a neighbor intervened.
That neighbor said he opened fire on the attacker, who then drove off despite having a gunshot wound to the leg.
The incident happened a little before 7:30 a.m. Monday inside an apartment building on the 200 block of West Warrington Avenue, which falls on the line between the city’s Beltzhoover and Mount Washington neighborhoods.
According to a criminal complaint, the victim said he woke up to his friend, Juan Hernandez, 54, punching him in the face and stabbing him with a screwdriver.
The victim said he believes he would have died if a neighbor hadn’t intervened.
That neighbor said they opened fire on Hernandez, who police said ran out to his vehicle and drove away.
Hernandez was pulled over two hours later and taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Police said the driver’s side window of his vehicle appeared to be broken from gunfire.
Hernandez was taken to the hospital for evaluation and later charged with multiple offenses including attempted homicide and aggravated assault.
A motive for the attack has not been determined though one witness did say they knew Hernandez to be friends with the victim.
Police said Hernandez told them multiple stories about the attack including claiming the victim was the one who shot him.
There’s no word on when Hernandez will be arraigned on the charges he’s facing.
PITTSBURGH — Police said a 12-year-old boy was critically stabbed at a McDonalds’ restaurant in Downtown Pittsburgh just after 2 p.m.
Investigators said it happened at the store on Liberty Avenue. The boy was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Police said a family of four was standing in line when a man approached and stabbed the boy in the neck.
A man is in custody in connection with the incident, according to police. Investigators are reviewing video evidence and speaking with eyewitnesses.
Authorities say one of three men stabbed in an Erie club over the weekend has died.
The Erie Times-News reports that the county coroner’s office says the 34-year-old man was pronounced dead shortly after 3:30 a.m. Saturday at UPMC Hamot. Deputy Coroner John Maloney says an autopsy is planned Monday.
Officers responding to The Culture in downtown Erie found a lot of blood at the scene and a trail of blood from the club to the sidewalk outside. Police were then told that three stabbing victims had been taken to UPMC Hamot by private vehicles.
Maloney said a 25-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were treated and one was admitted to the hospital. One victim was wanted on an arrest warrant. Police were questioning several people in the stabbings.