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PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh police say a 11-year-old girl stabbed a 15-year-old, but the suspect’s father says she did so in self-defense.

Police aren’t releasing the girl’s name because of her age. She’ll be charged in juvenile court, but was released to the custody of her parents after the incident Thursday afternoon in the Northview Heights housing complex.

Police say the victim was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

The suspect’s parents tell WPXI-TV that their older daughter argued with her boyfriend, and their younger daughter _ the stabbing suspect _ tried to intervene. That’s when the boyfriend called his sisters over to fight the suspect.

The 11-year-old’s father says one of the girls chased his daughter with a broom and tried to hit her with a bottle, so the 11-year-old stabbed one of her attackers.

 

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