Silverdale Sophomore Stabbed In Incident At Target In Pittsburgh

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Allison Meadows
Allison Meadows

A sophomore at Silverdale Baptist Academy was reportedly out of surgery and doing well after she was stabbed multiple times while with her family at a Target in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

The incident happened when a man with a knife who had just been involved in a fight down the street he ran into the store.

He grabbed Allison Meadows as she stood with her family near a checkout counter.

School officials said late Sunday she was "being prepped for surgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (PA) following an incident today which resulted in her being stabbed with a knife several times. There have been several false reports about the details of the injuries to Allison. Here are the facts: She was stabbed in the arm several times and then in her back, collapsing her lung. Her surgery is to repair the wounds and restore air back to the lung. Her injuries are not life-threatening. Allison's family has been told by the doctors that she is expected to make a full recovery.

"After hearing the actual details of the attack, only God could have saved her life. Our job now should be to pray for the Meadows family and Allison, show our love and support, and be there for them should they need us. Praise God that this little girl was being watched over and she we will be back home soon."

Several other people were also stabbed in the bizarre incident.

The man with the knife was taken into custody.

Witnesses said people in the store were screaming and running to try to get away from the attacker.
 


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