2 arrests made in stabbing of Steelers OT Mike Adams in South Side

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PITTSBURGH —

Pittsburgh police have arrested two men in connection with the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams.

Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman Diane Richard said 26-year-old Dquay Means and 25-year-old Michael Paranay were arrested Monday. The charges against the men include attempted homicide, aggravated assault and conspiracy.

A third suspect is still being sought, Richard said.

Meanwhile, Adams continues to recover after being hospitalized for stab wounds in the arm and stomach suffered in Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday.

Police said that three men wanted to carjack Adams’ truck early Saturday morning. Authorities said one of the men held a gun to Adams’ head as another stabbed him in the arm and stomach outside Cambod-Ican Kitchen at 17th and Carson streets.

Investigators said Paranay dropped his cellphone during the attack, and detectives used it to identify him.

Adams’ agent, Eric Metz, said Adams told him he gave chase even after being stabbed.

Adams had left some friends just before the incident and was alone when the stabbing took place, said Metz.

An official statement from the Pittsburgh Steelers said they expect Adams, who was released from UPMC Mercy Tuesday afternoon, to make a full recovery.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he hopes the city will look into the violence happening on the South Side.

“It goes beyond the team. I just think as members of this community we need to recognize some things going on on the South Side make it a dangerous place, particularly after hours,” Tomlin said.

Police are continuing their investigation to find the other assailant. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police at 412-323-7800.

Preliminary hearings for Paranay and Means are scheduled for June 12 and 13.

Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this article.