Rivers Casino Site Is Near ‘Severe’ Pittsburgh Stabbing, Victim Hospitalized

Posted on: September 12, 2022, 06:33h. 

Last updated on: September 13, 2022, 06:10h.

A man was listed in critical condition over the weekend after he was stabbed outside of Pittsburgh, Pa.’s Rivers Casino. A possible suspect was detained by police.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, pictured above. A stabbing took place near the venue over the weekend. (Image: Harman Group)

The unnamed victim was taken to a local hospital. Earlier on the weekend, he was listed in stable condition, police said. But Pittsburgh Police Public Information Officer Amanda Mueller described his injuries as “severe stab wounds.”

As of Monday, Pittsburgh police did not reveal the victim’s current condition. Nor is it clear if the apprehended person is to be charged. The incident took place at about 8:30 pm Friday.

The Pittsburgh police department’s Major Crimes unit has taken over the investigation.

Pistol-Whipping of Player

The Pittsburgh casino has been linked to other violent crimes in recent months. In February, an elderly man who drove home from Rivers Casino Pittsburgh was pistol-whipped and robbed of his winnings in front of his Aspinwall, Pa. residence.

A suspected assailant, Jaimeca Johnson, a 28-year-old woman of Forest Hills, Pa., was charged. Her case is still believed to be pending in local court.

As he entered his driveway, Johnson allegedly pointed a gun at him and threatened to shoot him. She then struck him with the firearm, stole about $1,500 from his pocket, and fled from the neighborhood, police revealed. The unnamed 66-year-old victim suffered head and face injuries.

Johnson was identified as a suspect and then charged with carrying a firearm without a license, recklessly endangering another person, and other charges connected to the robbery, media reports said.

In an earlier incident, an unnamed man was arrested in August 2021. That was following the shooting of another man in the Rivers Casino parking garage, according to Pittsburgh police and local media. The victim suffered leg injuries during the shooting. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Details on the crime were not released at the time of the shooting.

Virginia Gaming Complex

Rush Street Gaming manages Rivers Casino. The Chicago-based company operates Rivers casinos in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and New York. The company is also scheduled to open a $300 million resort in Virginia next year.

Rivers Casino Portsmouth will likely open its doors with seven eating and drinking establishments. The property’s marquee restaurant will be Admiral’s Steak & Seafood, a fine-dining steakhouse serving a selection of prime cuts of meat and fresh seafood.

Rivers Casino Portsmouth in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region says construction remains on schedule. That’s despite supply chain disruptions and labor shortages caused by the recent COVID-19 pandemic.