Off-duty officer injured in South Side scuffle
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An off-duty police officer injured his hand after he intervened in a fight on the South Side Friday night.
The officer was working a security detail at 12th and East Carson streets, where a movie was being filmed, when he was alerted to a report of a fight at a bar about a block away, at 13th and East Carson streets, said Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Scott Schubert. The fight was reported at around 8:35 p.m., a dispatch supervisor said.
A man involved in the fight "became aggressive" with the officer and the two began tussling as he attempted to put the man in handcuffs, police said. Zone 3 police arrived on scene and subdued the man, taking him into custody. At some point, the man was pepper-sprayed by either the off-duty officer or the officers who arrived on scene to assist him.
The off-duty officer was taken to UPMC Mercy, where doctors examined his hand. The man who was arrested was also taken to a hospital to be evaluated before heading to the Allegheny County Jail.
Cmdr. Schubert said he did not know the suspect's name or what he would be charged with.
First Published December 15, 2012 12:09 am