Elderly Residents Injured In Springdale High-Rise Stabbing

CBS Pittsburgh

SPRINGDALE (KDKA) — A 73-year-old man has been taken into custody following a stabbing in a Springdale high-rise.

The sixth floor of the Springdale Manor high-rise was a bloody crime scene Friday night.

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Charles Azim, 73, has been arrested for stabbing two elderly women and beating a third.

According to police, Azim got into an argument, telling neighbor Shirley Barone he didn’t want to eat.

When she responded saying she wouldn’t cook for him anymore, investigators say Azim stabbed the woman, and then chased her to Penelope Spencer’s apartment. Spencer was stabbed as well.

“The two of them went shopping and didn’t take him, and he got upset over that,” said Art Collins, a neighbor, “and whenever they came home, apparently that’s when he started running around stabbing people.”

Police say a third neighbor saw Azim with the knife and was punched as she ran…

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