Investigators with the Damage Assessment and Accountability Task Force (DAAT) arrested Raekwon Blankenship, 24, of Crafton in connection with criminal acts that occurred during the May 30 protests downtown.
Blankenship faces charges of Aggravated Assault, Criminal Mischief , Riot, Police Animals – Illegal to Taunt, Propulsion of Missiles, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Failure to Disperse, and Criminal Attempt Cruelty to Animals.
He is currently being transported to Allegheny County Jail.
Pittsburgh Police would like to thank the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office for their assistance with this investigation.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.