PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh police are consulting with the FBI to determine if a stabbing at a downtown McDonald’s restaurant over the weekend was a hate crime.
Fifty-one-year-old Charles Turner is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and resisting arrest.READ MORE: Federal Agency Issues Alert For Raw Ground Turkey Products With Potential Link To Salmonella
He’s accused of slashing a 12-year-old’s neck with a box cutter in what police believe was a random attack at the McDonald’s on Liberty Avenue and Stanwix Street just after 2 p.m. Saturday.READ MORE: Teenage Girls Accused Of Setting House Fire In Ferndale That Sent Officer, Firefighter To Hospital
Police say Turner punched, kicked and kneed officers as they arrested him. He’s also accused of shouting racial slurs during the attack.MORE NEWS: Cincinnati To Settle Suit In Death Of Student Kyle Plush Who Called 911
The 12-year-old has been upgraded to stable condition. Turner is in the Allegheny County Jail. A judge denied Turner bail on Tuesday.