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By Margaret Harding
Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, 11:15 a.m.
 

Pittsburgh police arrested a man early Friday accused in a stabbing outside the Station Square nightclub Whim.

Police charged Brion Robert Harrison, 20, with aggravated assault, attempted homicide and possessing an instrument of crime.

Officers working an off-duty detail in Station Square noticed a group of people, including Harrison, chasing each other and running through the pedestrian tunnel under the Smithfield Street Bridge at about 2:15 a.m., but thought the group was playing around, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said in a release.

Police later heard calls for help and saw one of the men from the group with a blood-soaked, balled-up T-shirt pressed against his shoulder, Richard said. The man, 20, of Homestead was bleeding profusely from a stab wound in the upper chest, Richard said. Paramedics took him to UPMC Mercy in critical condition, where he underwent surgery. He is expected to survive, Richard said. Police did not identify the man.

The victim told police Harrison stabbed him, Richard said. In an interview with detectives, Harrison said he is a regular at Whim on Thursday nights and when he left the club, a group of people, including the victim, began taunting him for what he was wearing and called him derogatory names, Richard said.

He told police the argument escalated and they chased him around the property before the victim threatened him with a brick, Richard said.

Harrison is awaiting arraignment at Allegheny County Jail.

Margaret Harding is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8519 or mharding@tribweb.com.

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