Just after 12:30 a.m., a male approached a Pittsburgh Police officer inside his parked vehicle located at 600 Liberty Avenue, asked to file a police report, and then began punching the window multiple times.
When the officer exited the vehicle, the male then hit the officer in the chest. While the officer scuffled with the male and called for backup, he dropped the keys to his vehicle.
Another officer arrived and deployed his taser to subdue the suspect.
The male was arrested and taken to be cleared medically before being transported to Allegheny County Jail, where they found the officer's keys in the suspect's pockets.
He was charged with Aggravated Assault, Theft By Unlawful Taking, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.
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