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Pittsburgh Police Called to Polling Station for Disturbance

Date: June 2, 2020
Incident Type: Altercation/Disturbance
Location: Zone 4
Summary:

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 4 responded to a call for a disturbance at a polling place at Taylor Allderdice High School around 11:20 a.m.

When they arrived, they learned that a man had become engaged in a verbal altercation with other voters when they asked him to put his mask on.

The man reportedly became irate, yelled, and would not calm down. A constable came out and asked that the man please put his mask on while he was inside to vote. The man reportedly refused to do so, continued to yell, and got into a physical confrontation with the constable. 

Police spoke to the man in the school’s office, asking him to put his mask on, vote, and then leave the building. The man did so and was then led off the property by officers.

The parties involved did not want to pursue charges.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz

2020-06-02
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov

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