FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PITTSBURGH, PA – The 2014 St. Patrick’s Day celebration had 23,000 participants and attracted thousands of onlookers who lined the streets of Downtown.
No major incidents were reported during the parade or the neighborhood celebrations. The early reports show there were 29 “on-view” arrests (21 of which were on the South Side), 5 summary arrests, and there were 37 non-traffic arrests. For a total of 71.
Public Safety Director Mike Huss said he is “pleased that everything turned out well for what has become the nation’s second largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration. I’d like to thank all of the law enforcement officers for displaying professionalism and the thousands of citizens who did their part in making this a safe and family-friendly day.”
“I appreciate the hard work and effort of our command staff supervisors and officers who responded to each situation with the highest level of professionalism,” said Acting Police Chief Regina McDonald. “Also our partners – the Pennsylvania State Police, state Liquor Control Enforcement, the Allegheny County Police, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, and the South Side Chamber of Commerce – all played a major role in ensuring a successful St. Patrick’s Day celebration.”