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UPDATE: Police Aim to Identify Suspect and Victim of an Aggravated Assault During Protest

Date: September 8, 2020
Incident Type: Aggravated Assault
Location: Zone 2
Summary:

UPDATE: Police have obtained an additional photograph of the male suspected of assaulting a bicyclist with a skateboard on Penn Avenue during the September 5 protest downtown. The photograph features him with his mask off.

Anyone with information is asked to email the Damage Assessment and Accountability Task Force at DAAT@Pittsburghpa.gov or call (412) 323-7800 and ask for the task force.

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Original post:

Detectives investigating instances of criminal activity that may have occurred during recent protests in the City are looking to the public for assistance in identifying both the suspect and the victim of an aggravated assault.

The male pictured carrying the skateboard was observed striking the bicyclist over the head with the same skateboard on Penn Avenue during the protest downtown on Saturday, September 5.

Anyone with information about the identity of these individuals is asked to email the Damage Assessment and Accountability Task Force at DAAT@Pittsburghpa.gov or call (412) 323-7800 and ask for the task force.

Contributors will remain anonymous.

      


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz

2020-09-08
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov