Suspect sought in McKeesport slashing incident
Police are searching for the man who slashed the face of a Cricket store employee in McKeesport.
The assault happened at about 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday when a masked man entered the shop and made no demands before swinging a knife at an employee, who is identified as a 27-year-old Monroeville man.
The victim, who was cut in the face, was taken by McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service to a Pittsburgh hospital. Police described his injury as non-life-threatening.
Police said the victim was unable to identify the attacker.
The suspect fled on foot eastward down Fifth Avenue.
Investigators describe the suspect as a black male, who in addition to the mask, was wearing a black jacket, light-colored pants and black and white shoes.
Anyone with information about the incident should call police at 412-675-5015.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or email@example.com.
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