Altoona man arrested after stabbing another man

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ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Altoona Police have arrested Russell Schooley on Tuesday, April 16, around 4:40 p.m.

Schooley had an active felony warrant after stabbing a man with a 13.5-inch kitchen knife on Monday, April 15. The stabbing happened after he confronted his ex-girlfriend and another man at her apartment.

Schooley took off in a blue Subaru.

On Tuesday, an off-duty officer spotted Schooley and made the call to on-duty officers. An on-duty officer attempted to stop Schooley in his car when he tried to get away at a high speed.

Schooley struck a parked car at 9th street and 5th Avenue and attempted to run from his car. Police chased Schooley on foot and he was quickly taken into custody.

Schooley admitted to police that he was high on meth when the stabbing occurred and is now charged with 21 offenses related to the stabbing.

Schooley is in the Blair County Prison on $150,000 bail.

The man he stabbed is still in serious condition in Pittsburgh.

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