• Police: Man arrested for stabbing man, woman in Millvale

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    MILLVALE, Pa. - Police arrested a Millvale man early Tuesday after he allegedly stabbed two people. 

    Investigators said Shawn Holtgraver broke into a home along Evergreen Road in Millvale around midnight, got into an argument with the man and woman who lived inside and stabbed them several times.  

    Channel 11 has learned the victims are siblings. 

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    Police said Holtgraver ran from the scene.

    The stabbing victims were taken to the hospital. Their conditions have not been released.

    Officers were seen canvassing the neighborhood for Holtgraver. 

    A short time later, police said Holtgraver was taken into custody after he called police and turned himself in.

    According to the criminal complaint, Holtgraver told police he threw the knife in the Allegheny River. He told police he stabbed the victims in self-defense.

    Police transported Holtgraver to the hospital to be evaluated then took him to the Allegheny County Jail. 

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    Investigators later reviewed body camera footage of Holtgraver where he allegedly told police the victims ripped him off many times and went to the home to “make things right.”

    A neighbor who knows Holtgraver and the victims can't believe what happened. 

    “It was chaos. There was cops everywhere. There was ambulances everywhere. It as pretty wild down here last night,” John Skryp said. 

    Holtgraver is facing several charges, including burglary, aggravated assault and harassment.

    His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 13.


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