Pa. woman critical after knitting needle stabbing

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Posted: Apr 14, 2011 9:36 AM
Pa. woman critical after knitting needle stabbing

A woman in Pittsburgh who said she'd been stabbed with a knitting needle is in critical condition following emergency surgery.

Police spokeswoman Diane Richard says the 27-year-old woman walked into UPMC Presbyterian hospital about 9:35 p.m. Wednesday and told security guards she had been stabbed before she collapsed.

Richard says doctors treated the woman for a knitting needle lodged in her abdomen and later found another knitting needle inside her body, though police aren't releasing details about the second needle.

Richard says city homicide detectives are investigating. No other details were available.

Richard says the woman had no identification, save for some car keys which had a drug store discount card attached to the ring.