The man accused of slashing a bicyclist's throat on the South Side last fall was ordered today to stand trial on charges of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person
Pittsburgh police allege Anthony Scholl Jr., 22, of West Mifflin, attacked Colin Albright on the city steps near Josephine Street.
Police wrote in a criminal complaint that Mr. Albright said he thought he might have cut off a driver while riding his bicycle near the Hot Metal Bridge. They wrote that a man followed Mr. Albright up the steps, slashed his throat and stabbed him, narrowly missing his carotid artery and brain stem.
Relatives have told police in the past that Mr. Scholl has psychological problems.
A judge ruled today that there was enough evidence to warrant a trial against Mr. Scholl. He is scheduled to appear in Common Pleas Court May 24 for formal arraignment.