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Old 03-22-2006, 02:15 PM   #1
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Man with pellet gun prompts shutdown of Downtown area

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Man with pellet gun prompts shutdown of Downtown area
Wednesday, March 22, 2006

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An employee of a Downtown building who was using a pellet gun with a scope to scare pigeons prompted a massive police response that led to the shutdown of several blocks this afternoon.

An area around Stanwix Street, Fort Duquesne Boulevard and Penn Avenue was closed to vehicles and pedestrians after at least two people in neighboring buildings saw the man with a gun in a building that faces Fort Duquesne Boulevard.

The situation, which began before 1 p.m., ended at 3 p.m. when police reached a foreman at the building who told them about the employee.

Initial reports were that witnesses told police they saw the man pointing the gun toward Penn Avenue and Fort Duquesne Boulevard.

A woman in Fifth Avenue Place reported seeing a middle aged white man with a beard holding a rifle.

Dozens of motorcycle and special response officers responded to the area.

The Fort Pitt Tunnels inbound were shut down temporarily.

The Port Authority was forced to reroute buses around the area.

People in some buildings were told to stay inside while those in others were evacuated.

Students who attend Pittsburgh High School for the Creative & Performing Arts (CAPA High) remained in their Fort Duquesne Boulevard school this afternoon until the situation was resolved.

The All-City Senior Orchestra rehearsal scheduled for 4 p.m. at CAPA High has been canceled.

Students who attend all other Pittsburgh Public Schools have been dismissed since Port Authority buses and school buses that normally travel through Downtown will be re-routed.

Before the all-clear was given and roads were reopened, police searched buildings floor-by-floor looking for the gunman and stationed snipers in surrounding buildings.
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:19 PM   #2
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So they didnt actually catch the guy?
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:29 PM   #3
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I'm sorry, that's actually pretty funny. It just goes to show what some people will do to get rid of birds. It just got blown exponentially out of hand.
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:41 PM   #4
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So they didnt actually catch the guy?
I wonder what will happen to him...
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:58 PM   #5
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he didn't do anything technically wrong, he'll likely be charged with something minor simply because they shut down a huge part of the downtown pittsburgh area. So they did "catch" they guy but it was clearly overreaction, which I suppose is better than failure to act.
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:24 PM   #7
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That is amazing. But here's the kicker: adding a scope to a pellet gun to make it more convincing is not likely to be noticed by the pigeons!
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swat and snipers for a BB gun. Sounds like fun causing that much comotion just for blowing away a few pigeons.
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Trust me, its not all that funny when it happens to u. Ive been in shit with the cops for stuff like at as some of u may know, although nowere near that.

And he will have the gun confiscated automaticly, wether he'll face anything more than a huge fine and/or community service is debatable but up to a judge.
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:46 AM   #10
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An update: The guy isn't likely to face any charges.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06082/675181.stm
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Police spokeswoman Tammy Ewin said it was unlikely the man would be arrested. The only charge likely to stem from the incident could be a citation if it were determined he fired the gun illegally inside the city limits, Ms. Ewin said.

Chief Dominic J. Costa, who was Downtown along with Mayor Bob O'Connor and other top local officials, said merely carrying a pellet rifle Downtown might not be against the law. However, he added, it flew in the face of common sense.
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The last pellet gun I shot was accurate to about 6 feet. So, what's the scope for?
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to make him feel good when he's doing the whole commando thing on some pigeon ass.
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to make him feel good when he's doing the whole commando thing on some pigeon ass.
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So they didnt actually catch the guy?
im sorry but "catch the guy" to me implies a damn law was broken! people are so rediculous.

time for my redneck rant. dang liberal commie law makers and thier anti gun agendas.
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Come on Hoss, let's have some fun
Go on shoot me with your radar gun
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From what you guys from PA mentioned on another thread about fines, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised this "big game hunter" is given a big bill for all the law enforcement that was required. As mentioned, at least they responded and shut everything down. They should offer this guy 2 options pay a very large fine or a free airline ticket to Bagdad.
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