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Police, Fire, and EMS Respond for Unattended Bag in UPMC Presbyterian Parking Garage

Date: August 26, 2021
Incident Type: Unattended bag
Location: Zone 4

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 4 were called to a UPMC Presbyterian parking garage located at 3500 Terrace Street around 6:45 p.m. for reports of an unattended bag left by a vehicle.

Responding officers detected a faint beeping sound coming from inside the bag. The Pittsburgh Police Bomb Squad was called in to assess its contents.

A perimeter was established around the building to ensure the safety of those in the area. Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, EMS, and UPMC Police were also on scene.

Utilizing technology, Bomb Squad operators were able to determine that the contents were benign and therefore no danger to the public.

Roads were quickly reopened to traffic.

The investigation will continue.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz