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Pittsburgh Police, FBI Working To Determine If Boy's Stabbing At Downtown McDonald's Was Hate Crime

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.

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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.

Police say Turner punched, kicked and kneed officers as they arrested him. He's also accused of shouting racial slurs during the attack.

The 12-year-old has been upgraded to stable condition. Turner is in the Allegheny County Jail. A judge denied Turner bail on Tuesday.

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