Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Black Man Wanted to Fight

Roadside stabbing of girl probed
Cindy Stauffer, Lancaster New Era
Aug 15, 2007 11:17 AM EST

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. - A man allegedly stabbed a 15-year-old girl in the leg at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, as she and a friend were walking along the heavily traveled Lititz Pike in Manheim Township.

The girl, from Lancaster, and a 17-year-old boy, from East Hempfield Township, were walking to a friend's house when they told police a black man confronted them and wanted to fight.

The confrontation allegedly took place along the busy road, in the area of the Lancashire Hall nursing home, just after rush hour."

In an endeavor to avoid the fight, the girl was stabbed in the leg," said Manheim Township Police spokesman Sgt. Tom Rudzinski.

The girl was treated and released at a local hospital.

"At this point we don't know if this was random or if there was some connection between the teens and the man, if they possibly knew him," Rudzinski said.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the stabbing, or has information about it, is asked to call the department at 569-6401.

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