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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.

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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.

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