By Amy Wadas

ALLENTOWN(KDKA) – A woman remains in critical condition after being stabbed in the city’s Allentown neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, the incident happened in the 700-block of Excelsior Street around 1:45 p.m.

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The 41-year-old victim was found in the street and taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital with multiple stab wounds. An 8-inch kitchen knife was found nearby.

“The guy really stabbed her,” said Tammy Marotti, a neighbor. “She had one in her arm … and she was bleeding really bad, then fell right to ground in front of house over there.”

According to police, she was stabbed inside of a home and then ran outside where she collapsed in the street.

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“There was another woman with her, so we went and got some towels to try and stop the bleeding because I was on phone with paramedics,” said Marotti.

Pittsburgh Police say they have taken 48-year-old Leroy Kent of Knoxville into custody. He fled the scene after the incident, authorities said, but was taken into custody a short time later on the South Side.

He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital to be treated for injuries he sustained from a fall while trying to get away from police.

Police continue to investigate.

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