UPDATE: 03/20/2021 8:26 p.m.
Pittsburgh Police have arrested Charles Edward Turner, 51, in connection with a stabbing incident at the McDonald's in the 500 block of Liberty Avenue just after 2 p.m. on March 20, 2021.
A 12-year-old male victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Turner is charged with:
- Criminal Attempt Homicide
- 4 counts of Aggravated Assault
- 2 counts of Simple Assault
- Resisting Arrest
Turner is being held at Allegheny County Jail.
Charles Edward Turner
Pittsburgh Police officers from Zone 2 responded to 9-1-1 calls for a stabbing inside McDonald’s in the 500 block of Liberty Avenue downtown just after 2 p.m.
Responding officers and EMS attended to a 12-year-old male victim with a stab wound to the neck.
He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
An adult male suspect is in custody.
Detectives from the Major Crimes and Crime Scene units are processing the scene, reviewing video evidence, and speaking with eyewitnesses.
The investigation is ongoing.
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