Cyclist’s Throat Slashed in Pittsburgh Attack
From WPXI: A man was rushed to the hospital after police said his throat was slashed during an attack in Pittsburgh’s South Side. According to police, the victim was on his bicycle when a group in a car accused him of cutting them off. Police said one of the people in the car cut him from his ear to the front his neck, causing a gash in his throat.
Urban Velo’s own sources say that Colin Albright, 25, is in stable condition.
The Post-Gazette reports: Lt. Kevin Kraus said the bicyclist, a 25-year-old man, was riding across the Hot Metal Bridge onto Water Street when he believed he may have cut off the motorist shortly before 11 p.m.
The car, a grey sedan, followed him to Harcum Way, where the cyclist dismounted, put the bike over his shoulder and began scaling the steps.
Update: The motorist is described by Mr. Albright as a clean-shaven white man in his 20s. The car was described as a gray, two-door sedan, possibly a Mercury.
Update 2: A composite sketch of the attacker has been released by the Post Gazette. In happier news, a fundraiser has been organized for this coming Saturday the 15th at Pittsburgh favorite bicycle bar, OTB Bicycle Cafe.