Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Arrest Male After Suspected Drug Deal

Date: August 6, 2019
Incident Type: Traffic Stop/Arrest
Location: Zone 1

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers stopped a vehicle on the 2700 block of Perrysville Avenue around 7 p.m. after observing the male driver participate in a suspected drug deal in the 1300 block of Federal Street.

Zone 1 officers initiated the stop and made contact with the suspect. While speaking to officers, the male suddenly fled on foot.

Officers began a foot pursuit of the suspect. During the pursuit, an officer fell while attempting to pull the suspect to the ground by his shirt. Officers ultimately caught up to the suspect and subdued him with a taser.

The suspect had active warrants for his arrest. Drug paraphernalia was also found inside the vehicle.

Michael Hursen, 36, of Pittsburgh was arrested and transported to Allegheny County Jail.

He faces multiple charges.

The officer who fell during the foot pursuit received a cut elbow and sore ankle and was treated by EMS at the scene.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz