Police Release New Details In Hotel Stabbing

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police held a news conference today to release new information about a stabbing that wounded a woman in a local hotel elevator.

The incident happened Monday night at the Hyatt Hotel at Pittsburgh International Airport.

According to investigators, the 27-year-old victim from East Pittsburgh was on her honeymoon and staying at the hotel before heading out on her trip.

Police say the woman was wounded in the elevator, but was able to run to safety when the doors opened.

“He had his hand over her month and pushed her against the wall, told her not to scream, and he lifts up her leg and that’s when she [was] stabbed,” said Lt. Jeffrey Korczyk, of the Allegheny County Police.

Authorities say they are now using surveillance video to help in their search for the suspect. Security cameras caught him as he passed through the airport walkway.

Police describe him as five-feet-seven-inches tall with a stocky build. He’s in his 30s and possibly has a southern accent. Police say they believe he may live in the area.

Officials say he probably has some scratches from the incident as the victim reported to police that she attempted to fight off the suspect before the elevator door opened.

Police say they have interviewed all hotel employees and don’t believe the suspect was a hotel staff member. They also believe that he was probably not staying there.

Anyone who recognizes his photo should contact Allegheny County police.

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    • mary

      She needs to come to Arizona, 3 out of 4 women are packing heat : ) we can even carry them in bars ! Come on sucker, make my day !

  • The First 48

    He has to be an estranged ex or someone that was upset that she was getting married, unless was just some random nut-case. Where was her new groom at the time of the incident?

    • Joe

      She left her purse in the hotel room and went back to get her ID when they carded her at the bar. The bar was full and he stayed so they could keep their seats at the bar. You dont expect your wife to get assaulted in a hotel with people all over the place.

  • frank

    dont you think she would recognize an ‘estranged ex’?

    • johnny69

      Of cours she would but that’s the rub..she is now playing stupid to “protect”.her estranged ex

      • jsdghfliugsw

        you are an idiot.

  • Mary

    This guy has a generic looking haircut, common . Common clothing , and as far as the build, that too is unremarkable.

  • mary

    Is that a home done haircut or what seriously I hope they nail him

  • One small voice

    Based on where the Hotel is located, this guy didn’t just walk off the street. They must have some surveillance at the Airport and Hotel where this joker went.

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