Public Safety Blotter Articles

Male Detained After Assaulting EMS Crew Downtown

Date: January 23, 2024
Incident Type: Assault
Location: Zone 2

At approximately 4:00 p.m., Pittsburgh Police from Zone 2 and Pittsburgh EMS responded to Third Avenue at Wood Street for a suspected overdose.

Arriving police officers located the adult male patient and cleared the scene as medics were about to transport him to an area hospital.

Shortly thereafter, the adult male became physically violent with the medic crew who were treating him. He was quickly detained by police and was transported by another medic unit for medical evaluation.

The original medic unit, comprised of an adult female and an adult male, sustained superficial abrasions during the assault. They were both transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

Charges against the male are forthcoming.




Reporting PIO:
Emily Bourne