PITTSBURGH —Four people, including a 16-year-old girl, were stabbed late Monday afternoon inside the Target in East Liberty.
A witness told Channel 4 Action News' Andrew Del Greco that he heard screaming coming from the top of the stairs at the store along Penn Avenue and Penn Circle.
"I took a peek at the top of the steps, and the guy was chasing the dude around with a long, long knife. It was a long, long knife. He was chasing him around through the aisles," he told Del Greco.
He said he tried to leave the store, but heard a woman screaming and went back upstairs.
"I went back up the top of the steps, and he had this girl by the top of her hair. He just kept screaming, 'I'll stab her again.' He kept stabbing her. Me and like four or five other guys, they ran and tackled him," he said. "He cut the one guy's lip almost off. The other guy's finger was, like, hanging off."
RAW Video: Witness describes using baseball bat to stop stabbing
He said he used a baseball bat to get the man down on the ground and away from people in the store until police arrived.
"That little girl, he just kept stabbing her. I just couldn't stand there and watch that," he said. "It was crazy in there. That was horrible. That was something you don't want to see again, ever."
A police sergeant at the scene said four people were taken to area hospitals to be treated for knife wounds. Their injuries were described as serious, but were not believed to be life-threatening, police said.
An officer was also injured by pepper spray and a customer was taken to a nearby hospital with a heart condition, police said.
One person was taken into custody. Police have not yet identified that person or released a motive for the stabbing.
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