Public Safety Blotter Articles

Online Threat Update

Date: September 4, 2019
Incident Type: Online Threat
Location: Pittsburgh
As stated Tuesday evening, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police’s Intel Unit worked with our law enforcement partners to investigate an online threat to commit a hate crime in Pittsburgh today, Wednesday, Sept. 4.
That investigation continued throughout the night and involved law enforcement in multiple jurisdictions.
Investigators successfully traced the threat to a Beaver County location. Police interviewed a male juvenile and his family early this morning and determined that the juvenile teen had no intentions to carry out the threat.
The online threat has been determined to not be credible.
Police are continuing to investigate.
The Pittsburgh Police would like to thank the public for your tips and vigilance.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri