Allegheny County police searching for Crafton stabber |
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Michael DiVittorio

A Crafton man is recovering from stab wounds sustained in an alleged attack inside his home on July 4.

Allegheny County police said the incident took place around 10 p.m. along the 100 block of South Emily Street.

The victim, a 64-year-old man, was treated and released from a local hospital after suffering knife wounds to his torso and chin.

Detectives said an unknown man knocked on the door of the victim’s residence and confronted him. A struggle ensued, and the suspect produced a knife.

County police said the victim was slashed in the torso and chin area, but the wounds were not life threatening.

The victim was able to disarm the suspect, causing the alleged attacker to flee on foot.

Detectives said they do not believe the attack to be random, but have not yet determined a motive.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 240 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police tip line at 833-255-8477. Callers can remain anonymous. The department can also be reached via its social media sites.

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