TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Suspect sought in McKeesport slashing incident

Eric Slagle | Daily News McKeesport police Assistant Chief Tom Greene and officer Todd Gebis search Fifth Avenue for clues following a stabbing at the Cricket store downtown on Wednesday. The suspect in the case remains at large.
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 2:26 a.m.
 

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 eslagle@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. McKeesport church plants Peace Pole in hopes to counteract violence
  2. Driver escapes serious injury in McKeesport heavy-equipment accident
  3. White Oak council puts restrictions on solicitors, second-hand shops
  4. White Oak no-kill shelter attorney appeals civil decision
  5. North Versailles Township receives fully loaded street sweeper
  6. Lincoln council passes ordinances to help ‘protect residents’
  7. U.S. Steel’s McKeesport Tubular plant employees seek assistance for job placement
  8. ACTION-Housing completes former McKeesport Y transformation
  9. W.D. Mansfield Memorial Bridge rehab project remains on schedule
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.