A man has been charged with aggravated assault following a stabbing early Friday morning outside a night club near Station Square, police said.
Off-duty police officers working security detail said they were completing their end of shift paperwork when they heard a man yell, “Officers! You need to help us. This guy stabbed my friend.”
According to the police report, the officers located a 20-year-old man from Homestead who was bleeding profusely from a stab wound in his upper chest.
The victim told the officers that 20-year-old Brion Harrison was the one who stabbed him. Harrison was then placed under arrest.
Harrison told police he was a regular at WHIM Night Club on Thursday nights, and when the bar closed for the night the victim’s group began taunting him.
According to police, Harrison told them the group called him derogatory names and threatened him with a brick.
As detectives were interviewing witnesses, the victim was rushed to UPMC Mercy Hospital in critical condition. His name hasn’t been released.
Prior to the incident, the officers reported seeing several people chasing each other in the parking lot. They said it appeared the group didn’t seem serious, and the officers believed they were “playing around.”
Harrison was taken to the Allegheny County Jail and is charged with aggravated assault, criminal attempt and possessing an instrument of crime.