Pittsburgh: Hundreds Riot In Clairton; 4 Arrested

CLAIRTON, Pa. — Police from a dozen departments subdued a large street riot involving hundreds of people early Saturday in Clairton, police told WTAE Channel 4 Action News.

Clairton police said officers were called at about 3 a.m. to the intersection of Reed Street and Wylie Avenue for a fight involving about 200 people. Police declared the fight a riot so they could enforce ordinances that would allow them to arrest anybody who refused to clear the street.

It took 11 assisting police departments, two dogs and 25 officers to get it under control. Some officers used pepper spray to subdue some of the people involved.

The riot was finally cleared after about 40 minutes, resulting in the arrests of four people, whose identities were not immediately released.

No injuries were reported, and an investigation continues.

Earlier information from police indicated a fight at a bar in town may have been related. The bar’s owner told WTAE Channel 4 Action News that there was an incident at the bar at about 11:30 p.m., but that it was not related to the riot activity, and that no other incidents took place at the bar.

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