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ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (KDKA) – A domestic dispute in Aliquippa led to a man and woman being taken to the hospital with stab wounds.

According to police, the incident happened at a home in the 1300 block of Main Street around 2 a.m.

When police arrived, officers could hear a woman screaming for help inside.

Officers made their way upstairs where they found 44-year-old Tizar Pope holding a knife.

tizar pope Police: Man Stabs Wife, Self During Aliquippa Domestic Dispute

(Photo Credit: Aliquippa Police)

Investigators say he was ordered to drop the weapon and he complied. However, he began fighting police.

Pope is said to have been estranged from his wife. Somehow, he managed to get inside the house where she lived.

She told police when she woke up for work, she noticed a shadow near her bedroom door. She said her husband put his hands around her neck, began choking her and said, “Shouldn’t have [expletive] with me. Now, I’m gonna kill you.”

The woman suffered several stab wounds and is said to be in critical condition. Tizar also suffered stab wounds, but police they were self-inflicted while he was attacking his wife.

After he is released from the hospital, he will be charged and brought to the Aliquippa Police Station.

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