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Police Arrest Baltimore Man Who Bit Officers

Date: December 24, 2019
Incident Type: Aggravated Assault
Location: Zone 2

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers arrested a Baltimore man after he caused a disturbance at the Amtrak station Downtown and bit two police officers.

Zone 2 officers responded to the station on the 1100 block of Liberty Avenue around 2:45 a.m. for a report of a disorderly male. The male had become irate after he asked an Amtrak employee for a cigarette and the employee did not have cigarettes. The male yelled at a ticket seller and punched the window separating them, then paced the lobby angrily while talking to himself.

Officers told the male he had to leave the station, but the male refused to leave. When officers began escorting him outside, the male resisted. During a struggle, the male bit two officers.

Officers deployed a taser on the male and eventually got him into custody.

Deandre McCrary, 39, of Baltimore, Maryland was transported to the Allegheny County Jail on charges of aggravated assault (two counts), trespassing and resisting arrest.

The officers who were bitten who treated and released at UPMC Mercy.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri