Public Safety Blotter Articles

Welfare Check Leads to Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team Callout

Date: May 1, 2020
Incident Type: Welfare Check
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers conducted a welfare check on a reportedly suicidal male on the 300 block of South Graham Street around 5:35 p.m.

While speaking to the male inside the residence, Zone 5 officers discovered what appeared to be a bomb-making operation. Officers detained the male and exited the residence.

The Explosives Ordinance Disposal team was dispatched to the scene. Pittsburgh Fire and EMS also responded.

Three bomb technicians entered the residence and determined that no bombs were being made. The resident is a self-described “junk collector.”

The resident was taken in for a mental health evaluation.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri