Public Safety Blotter Articles

Officers Seize One Illegal Firearm at Football Game in Zone 2

Date: September 4, 2022
Incident Type: Illegal Firearm
Location: Zone 2

Over the weekend, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers were able to take at least one illegal firearm off the street while attending and staffing area football games.

While working with security at Kennard Field, a Zone 2 officer saw a man throw a black backpack over the fence into the field area. The officer jumped over the fence, after which the man threw the sack back over the fence outside the field boundary.

The officer recovered the backpack and found two loaded guns inside. One of the firearms was later found to be stolen .

One man was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and the investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Amanda Mueller