By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police say a drunk man attacked an officer who was trying to arrest him downtown during Fourth of July celebrations.READ MORE: Parents Of Woodland Hills High School Students Concerned About School Safety Following Another Threat
According to court paperwork, medics responded to the intersection of Fort Duquesne and Stanwix for reports of an intoxicated man. Police say when Fred Macallister then punched a medic, officers were called to the scene.
Police were able to catch up with Macallister, who they say was standing in the middle of Forbes Avenue at Market Street and blocking traffic.READ MORE: Carson Middle School In North Allegheny To Have Extra Security In Place On Thursday
During his arrest, Macallister is accused of “violently” kicking a detective and threatening police. He allegedly said, “I’m gonna see you when I’m out of cuffs, you don’t think I won’t remember your face.”
Police say Macallister created a “hazardous scene” that a large number of pedestrians downtown for Fourth of July festivities had to go around.MORE NEWS: Allegheny Valley School District And UPMC To Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
He’s facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.