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Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package at St.Paul’s Cathedral

Date: December 9, 2019
Incident Type: Suspicious Package
Location: Zone 4

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 4 responded to a call for an unattended suitcase left inside St. Paul's Cathedral at 4535 Fifth Avenue just before 10 a.m.

The Bomb Squad was called in to x-ray the bag before using one of the unit's robots to remove it to an outside courtyard area of the church.

As a precaution, Police ensured that anyone on the lower floors of the church rectory immediately adjacent to the church was safely out of the building.

Once the bag was removed, a K-9 inspected it before a fully-suited bomb squad technician was sent in. 

After opening and fully inspecting the bag there was nothing suspicious found inside.

An additional sweep of the church was completed to ensure that there were no other bags or packages  inside.

Police are investigating.






Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz