PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man allegedly damaged multiple vehicles, tried to stab people with a screwdriver and threatened to shoot and kill police officers, state troopers and others on the Parkway East on Sunday afternoon.
It happened around 5 p.m. Sunday evening in the outbound lanes of the Parkway East, just past the Oakland exit.
State police say Daron Bivins, 24, of Pittsburgh, stopped his vehicle and started to damage other vehicles that were disabled on the Parkway East, using a bicycle frame and a screwdriver he obtained from one of the vehicles.
KDKA’s Lynne Hayes-Freeland Reports:
A victim told KDKA he and his family were sitting along the side of the road waiting for AAA after their car broke down when a man approached from out of nowhere.
“He tried taking something from my trunk. I say, ‘What are you doing? This is my car,'” the victim said. “He gets mad and started attacking everybody. He attacked my mother, attacked my sister and attacked me.”
State police say Bivins tried to stab multiple people with the screwdriver.
“The guy was trying to attack the other dude. I said, ‘Alright, everybody just calm down. The police will sort it out.’ He said, ‘Oh, if you’re calling the police, I’m gonna murder you all.’ So I jumped in my car and locked the door, and he started stabbing my windows trying to break into my car,” Matt Casdiglia, of Churchill, said.
“I have two kids under five years old in the backseat of my car, and he grabs ahold of the handle to try to get into our car and stabs, starts stabbing through the side windows with my kids in the back,” Tim Wozniak, of North Allegheny, said.
State police say one victim sustained a minor injury and was treated at the scene by EMS.
State police say Bivins also grabbed a brick and threw it multiple times into the windshield of a PennDOT tow truck.
State police troopers arrived on the scene, subdued Bivins and took him into custody. State police say, during the arrest, Bivins made a number of threats to shoot and kill police officers, state troopers and PennDOT employees.
Bivins was taken to the Allegheny County Jail. He faces 62 charges, including felony counts of aggravated assault.
State police say there were 11 victims affected by Bivins’ actions. Four civilian vehicles and two PennDOT vehicles were damaged.