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Steeler stabbed on South Side


A Hazelwood man has been arrested in the stabbing of a Pittsburgh Steeler in the early morning hours of June 1 on South Side.

Steeler Michael Adams, 23, was stabbed twice during an attempted car-jacking near the intersection of East Carson and S. 17th streets.

Michael Paranay, 25, was arrested and charged with criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, criminal attempt - robbery of a motor vehicle and conspiracy - robbery of a motor vehicle.

According to police, after being flagged down by a pedestrian who reported the incident, a Zone 3 officer located Mr. Adams inside of the Cambod-ican Kitchen shortly after 3 a.m. with stab wounds to the abdomen and left forearm. He was alert and talking, and transported to UPMC Mercy Hospital where he underwent surgery.

Mr. Adams was in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries after the attack.

Mr. Adams told the police he was standing near his truck in the 1700 block of East Carson Street when he was confronted by three men who attempted to carjack him. One of the men was armed with a handgun and another had a knife.

The situation escalated when Mr. Adams did not have his car keys in his possession. He reported the man with the gun then pointed in his face and the other man stabbed him twice.

The suspects then ran from the scene and Mr. Adams walked into the Cambod-ican Kitchen to seek help. The suspects are described as two black men and one white man.

Detectives from the Bureau’s Major Crimes Division and Zone 3 station are conducting the investigation. If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to call the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police at 412-323-7800.


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