HARMAR TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police say they have arrested a suspect accused of attacking a woman with a baseball bat outside of where she works in Harmar Township.
According to police in Harmar Township, it happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday when the unnamed female victim decided to grab a smoke before wrapping up her shift at UPMC Harmar Village.
“She had gone out to a smoking area with two other employees who work at the facility,” said Chief Jason Domaratz, of Harmar Township Police. “They were approached by a black male dressed in black with a baseball bat. Struck her a few times in the head, arms, leg area and at that point he took off toward Freeport Road.”
Police have identified the suspect as 39-year-old Kevin McCallum, the father of one of the victim’s child.
“The victim identified him as an ex-boyfriend,” said Chief Domaratz.
The scene of the alleged attack was in the back of the facility.
The woman was taken UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh for treatment for her injuries. Police say she was conscious and alert.
“In the past, she’s had threats made to her from him,” added Chief Domaratz.
“It’s a little disconcerting to people just wondering if they are at any risk,” said Greg Hall, of UPMC Harmar Village. “We’ve tried to assure everyone that they are not, that this was a matter unrelated to our facility.”
McCallum is expected to be transported to the Allegheny County Jail.