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Alabama man charged with stabbing woman in Pittsburgh’s Downtown

Paul Guggenheimer
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An Alabama man is charged with stabbing a woman Friday afternoon in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Triangle Park along Market Street, police said.

Johnny Lee Martin, 36, is charged with aggravated assault, possessing instruments of crime, resisting arrest, flight to avoid apprehension and paraphernalia use or possession.

The stabbing was reported just after 12:30 p.m. in the area of Morton’s The Steakhouse, according to police.

Responding officers found a woman with a stab wound to her arm. She was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, police said.

Martin was quickly apprehended across the street, on Liberty Avenue at Market Street, police said.

Deemed a flight risk and a risk to public safety, Martin was placed in the Allegheny County Jail without bail, according to court documents. He faces a preliminary hearing on Thursday in Pittsburgh Municipal Court.

Friday’s attack is the third stabbing in Downtown this month.

On August 8, a man fatally stabbed one woman and wounded another in what authorities said appeared to be a random attack at a bus stop at Sixth Avenue and Smithfield Street.

Six days later, a man was stabbed in the arm in the area of Liberty Avenue and Wood Street near the Benedum Center. The man was expected to recover.

Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected].

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