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UPDATE: Pittsburgh Police Are Searching for a Wanted Male

Date: July 8, 2021
Incident Type: Assault
Location: All Zones

UPDATE: 7/9/21 6:25 p.m.

Ozell Austin has been taken into custody of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. He is being charged with Criminal Attempt Rape, Strangulation, Unlawful Restraint, various assault charges and False Imprisonment.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Special Victims Unit are alerting the public to a violent offender who is wanted for attempted rape and assault.

Ozell Austin, 58, is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, 175 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and a graying beard.

 He is wanted for a June 28 assault on a woman in the North Shore. Austin is known to frequent the Northside and Uptown areas.

If seen, call 9-1-1 and do not approach.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews