Woman hurt in third downtown Pittsburgh stabbing this month

Woman hurt in third downtown Pittsburgh stabbing this month

PITTSBURGH — A woman was stabbed Friday afternoon along Market Street, the third stabbing in downtown Pittsburgh this month.

The stabbing was reported about 12:30 p.m. in Triangle Park, which is surrounded by Market Street and Liberty and Fifth avenues.

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Police said the woman was stabbed in her arm. She was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

"He’s yelling at her and going up and down the steps yelling at her and sneaks up and screams at her," said Rex Streno, a witness.

That's when witnesses said the suspect, Johnny Lee Martin, 26, started running.

"The Pittsburgh cop was extremely fast. I watched him come outside, then the guy came on this side of the street. Cop tried to cut him off, tried to cut back on this side," Streno said. "He put his hands up, dropped whatever he had and kicked it, and they took him to the ground and arrest him."

Police said Martin is from Alabama and faces charges of aggravated assault, possessing instruments of crime, resisting arrest and other charges. He was taken to the Allegheny County Jail.