Man arrested after attacking another man with pickaxe in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — A man is in the Allegheny County Jail after allegedly attacking another man with a pickaxe.

Court documents say police were told about a call made to 911 from a man who said another man was chasing him with a pickaxe on Ridgway Street in Pittsburgh.

Police arrived and were able to arrest the man with the pickaxe. Court documents say the attacker was Rocky Casale, 41.

The victim told police Casale began attacking him during an argument. Casale grabbed a cast iron pan lid and hit the victim in the head multiple times, a criminal complaint said.

Court documents say the victim was able to get Casale locked out of the house during the altercation but he began breaking windows in an attempt to get back in. He eventually went to the shed where he got a spare key and the pickaxe.

Using the spare key, Casale got back in the house and hit the victim with the pick of the pickaxe on his right side, the victim told officers. Police say several of the victim’s ribs were broken.

Casale faces attempted homicide and aggravated assault charges.

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