PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Police are looking to identify a man accused of throwing rocks at officers during riots downtown.
Police released photos on Thursday of a man they say is suspected of throwing rocks at police.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 191 New Cases, 6 Additional Deaths
Investigators aim to identify the male in these photos.
He's suspected of throwing rocks at police during the May 30 protests downtown.
Info? Email DAAT@Pittsburghpa.gov, or call (412) 323-7800 and ask for the task force.
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He was around the area of Wood Street and Sixth Avenue during the May 30 protests. At the time, he was wearing a white and black Nike sweatshirt with white and black Nike sweatpants.
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Anyone with information is asked to call 412-323-7800 and ask for the task force or email DAAT@Pittsburghpa.gov.