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Two Arrested After South Side Bar Brawl

Date: December 23, 2019
Incident Type: Large Fight
Location: Zone 3
Summary:

Police responded to a large fight at a bar on the 1500 block of East Carson Street around 12:55 a.m.

An officer working a security detail and a security guard tried to stop a fight on the second floor level of the bar involving multiple people. At one point, the officer witnessed a male attacking a female security guard, and other patrons attacking other security guards.

When the officer separated two women from a security guard they were attacking, one of the women punched the officer in the face with closed fists. After a struggle, the officer put her in handcuffs.

The crowd of people fighting became larger and presented a dangerous and chaotic scene. The officer withdrew his pepper spray and used it on people who were actively throwing punches. The officer then removed the handcuffed woman from the bar.

Outside, a second female tried to intervene. The officer ordered her to move away. She refused. When the officer tried to separate them, the second female struck his leg with a closed fist. The officer used pepper spray on the second female, then placed her in handcuffs.

Raechelle Price, 24, of Austin, Texas was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

Madalyn Como, 22, of Butler was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, obstructing the administration of law enforcement, and disorderly conduct.

Police are investigating. More charges could result from the incident.


Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri

2019-12-23
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov

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