PITTSBURGH, PA – At 11:20 p.m. on September 22, Zone 2 Officers and Paramedics responded to the 400 block of Wood Street for the report of multiple stabbing victims.
Upon arrival, three victims were located. A 29-year-old female was stabbed in the chest. A 32-year-old male was slashed on the left side of his face and stabbed in the back. A 27-year-old male was also slashed under his left eye and suffered a stab wound to the palm of his hand. All victims were transported to UPMC Mercy where they are in stable condition.
According to the investigation, an argument started inside of the 7-11 store and spilled outside of the store. It is believed that the female victim and a female actor known to the victim started a verbal altercation. The two women came outside of the store and the female actor swung at the victim. As the two females began fighting, an unknown male actor who was with the female actor punched the female victim in the face. The 27-year-old male victim intervened and began fighting with the male actor. The male actor pulled out a pair of brass knuckles with a knife attached and punched the 27-year-old male in the face. The male actor then stabbed the female victim, then the 32-year-old male victim when he tried to intervene. The female and male actors both fled the scene down Wood Street toward 5th Avenue.
The male actor is described as a White male, 28-35 years old, 6’0” and 175 pounds. He has dirty blond hair with short plaits. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans at the time of the incident.
The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made.
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department reports no major incidents during Donald Trump’s visit to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center today.
A group of protesters remained peaceful at 10th and French Streets before and during Mr. Trump’s visit to the Convention Center. Mr. Trump departed the Convention Center for the Duquesne Club on Sixth Street at approximately 12:15 p.m. The group of protesters who were outside of the Convention Center joined another group of protesters in front of the Duquesne Club. Members of the protest group attempted to enter the building. A 63-year-old male protester, later identified as Michael Bagdes-Canning, went through the revolving door of the Club and prevented its movement, trapping civilians who were not protesters. He refused demands to move or come out of the door. Police freed him and the other civilians, then placed him under arrest. He will face several charges including defiant trespass, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.
The crowd dispersed shortly after Mr. Trump left the Duquesne Club at approximately 1:35 p.m. There were no further incidents and no injuries during the event.
The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department would like to thank the Public Works Department, the University of Pittsburgh Police, Allegheny County Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Port Authority Police, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center staff for their support in ensuring the safety of people and property during this event.