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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man is in custody and accused of assaulting a Pittsburgh Police Officer and stealing his Taser.
It followed a confrontation on Thursday on the Hot Metal Bridge.
The suspect, Aaron Leone, and the officer were taken to Mercy Hospital with injuries. Leone was released from the hospital a short time later and hauled off to the Allegheny County Jail.
Leone, who was taken in a wheelchair to jail, suffered some dog bites when a K-9 officer took him down.
The incident occurred when an officer approached Leone, who was harassing a woman on the bridge. Police say Leone sucker-punched the cop and took away his Taser before attempting to use it on the officer. He failed and ran off.
Police chased Leone to the nearby Hofbrauhaus, where the K-9 halted the suspect.
Leone is being charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, disarming a law enforcement officer and robbery. He is also the suspect in an arson.
The officer suffered a head injury and lacerations on his palms and knees. He was being treated at Mercy, but it is unknown if he will be admitted to the hospital.