Agency Seeking Suspect Accused Of Striking A Pittsburgh Police Horse May 30

The FBI is also looking to identify a suspect that vandalized a federal building on May 31

Andrew Limberg
June 15, 2020 - 11:47 am
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Related: Police Seek 3 Suspects Wanted In Connection With Riots In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) -Pittsburgh’s newly formed Damage Assessment and Accountability Taskforce has identified another man they say committed criminal acts during a riot downtown on May 30.

The man is suspected of striking and pushed a horse from the Pittsburgh Police’s Mounted Unit during the protests.

Man accused of striking horse during May 30 protests
Pittsburgh Police/ DAAT

While the demonstrations were mainly peaceful, several suspects have been identified for causing damage, including the destruction of a police vehicle, looting and other destruction.

DAAT is made up of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

“The DAAT will continue to review intelligence indicating planned violence against property, journalists, private citizens and law enforcement,” Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said. “That intelligence includes online threats to damage and loot businesses, and detailed instructions on how to make a Molotov cocktail. These threats are real: On Saturday, a protester threw an improvised incendiary device at a Pittsburgh Police Officer near Mellon Square, which exploded on the ground and caused a nearby officer to suffer concussion-like symptoms. Police are actively investigating.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 412-323-7800 or can send an email.

In addition, the FBI is asking for help identified the person who spray painted “Free Us” and “BLM” on the William S. Moorehead Federal building downtown on May.

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