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Man Goes on Stabbing Spree at Pittsburgh Bus Stop

Woman who was talking to a police officer was killed, another was injured
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 8, 2019 5:04 PM CDT

(Newser) – Authorities say a man fatally stabbed a woman who was talking to a police officer at a downtown Pittsburgh bus stop and then slashed another woman before he was taken into custody, the AP reports. Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert says the officer was checking on the first woman's well-being Thursday on a crowded sidewalk full of office workers and others headed to lunch. A man came up from behind him and stabbed her. He then stabbed the other woman. Schubert says the officer immediately took the man into custody and applied first aid to the first woman. She later died. The second victim suffered minor injuries. Schubert said the stabbings seem random. (The attack came a day after an apparently random stabbing spree that killed four in California.)

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