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Pittsburgh Police Arrest Man on Field at Pirates Game

Date: July 21, 2019
Incident Type: Unusual
Location: Zone 1

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers providing security for the Pittsburgh Pirates game responded when a fan accessed the field at about 3:40 p.m.

It was the top of the sixth inning when a male casually walked onto the field towards home plate. He appeared to extend his hand toward the players for a handshake.

Officers quickly intervened, escorting the male off the field where he was arrested and handcuffed in front of the Philadelphia Phillies dugout. 

The male told police he did it because a friend dared him to.

The 24-year-old, who is from Central Pennsylvania, faces charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz