Man charged with attempted murder in stabbing of city councilman
PHILADELPHIA | A man has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of a Philadelphia city councilman during an attempted robbery last week.
Shawn Yarbray, 24, was arraigned Sunday on the charge as well as aggravated assault, robbery, reckless endangering and a weapons count in the stabbing of Republican Councilman David Oh. His bail was set at $750,000.
The councilman said he was approached Wednesday night near his home by a man who demanded his car keys and then stabbed him.
Officials said he was hospitalized overnight and returned to work Friday. Mr. Yarbray turned himself in to police Saturday.