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Man stabs 3 people in department store

PITTSBURGH -- A man was arrested at a Target store in Pittsburgh for allegedly stabbing three people, including a 16-year-old.

Police say the suspect pulled out the knife to fight off two people following him into the store.

They say the man then grabbed the 16-year-old girl in a checkout line and then stabbed her several times.

Customers jumped in to try and tackle him.

"Once everybody was trying to go after him, he like sliced the one guy's fingers off and sliced someone's upper lip off," said a witness. "I grabbed this bat that was on the ground and started beating him in the legs with this bat and they was taking him on down and started beating on his legs with the bat."

Officers eventually took down the suspect with pepper spray and arrested him.

The 16-year-old girl was taken to a hospital with serious wounds along with two men who were also treated for cuts.

Police believe it all started with a fight down the street.

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