TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Teens injured in fall from bridge in Wilkinsburg

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, April 5, 2013, 10:42 p.m.
 

Two teenagers who were injured late Friday afternoon when they jumped or fell from a railroad bridge in Wilkinsburg told police they were fleeing a man with a gun, Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said.

The boys were taken to Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville with multiple leg and internal injuries after they plunged from the bridge to Wood Street, Ritchie said.

The Port Authority is conducting the investigation because the teens told police they were walking along a sidewalk on the East Busway when a man approached and began chasing them, Ritchie said.

The gunman is described as a light-skinned black man in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is asked to call Port Authority Police at 412-255-1385.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers claim former Cowboys cornerback Webb
  2. Secret judicial ruling blocks release of sexually explicit emails
  3. Pirates notebook: Lambo called up to replace ailing Snider
  4. Saturday’s scouting report: Reds at Pirates
  5. NFL notebook: Niners’ Smith gets 9-game suspension
  6. Missing Northview Heights girl found safe in school
  7. S&P races to August milestone
  8. Butler County coroner identifies man found in Lake Arthur
  9. Penn State notebook: NCAA rebuts report of eased PSU sanctions
  10. McDonnell case heads for jurors
  11. Beijing expected to restrict Hong Kong candidates
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.