Police make arrest in stabbing of student - abc27 WHTM

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Police make arrest in stabbing of student

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Peter Weida Peter Weida

Lancaster police made an arrest Sunday night in the stabbing of a high school student.

According to court documents, 19-year-old Peter Weida hit an 18-year-old girl in the head and body several times with a meat cleaver.

The incident occurred at around 11:30 a.m. inside a home in the 800 block of State Street.

According to police, a 17-year-old witness intervened and stopped the attack. Weida then fled from the house.

The victim is a student at Lancaster Country Day School. She was taken to a hospital by ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Witnesses told abc27 they heard screams and then saw two people running from a home and into the Lancaster County Day School.

"It was like they were screaming like something happened in that house. They were petrified then they ran back (towards the school)," neighbor Justin Hoffman said.

Weida was taken to Lancaster County Prison on charges of attempted homicide and aggravated assault. He was being held on $50,000 bail.

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