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Knoxville man arrested for knife attack on woman


Last updated 9/7/2015 at 6:03pm

Leroy Kent

Pittsburgh Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in Allentown on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Zone 3 Officers responded to the 700 block of Excelsior Street just after 1:30 p.m. where they found a 41 year old woman lying in the street with multiple stab wounds. According to police, the victim ran outside and collapsed after being stabbed inside of a home. Paramedics transported the woman to a local hospital where she was in critical condition. 

The suspect, Leroy Kent, 48, of Knoxville, fled the scene. He was taken into custody shortly after in South Side. After his capture, he was taken to UPMC Mercy to treat injuries sustained from a fall while fleeing police.

His charges include criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment.


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