| News

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

Security added at LA Fitness in Collier

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 1:06 p.m.

A man who worked out at LA Fitness in Collier harassed an employee and carried two handguns in his gym bag, prompting the facility to add security, officials said.

Collier police Chief Thomas Devin said LA Fitness on Washington Pike requested security in response to an incident last week. No criminal charges were filed.

Officers went to the gym on Wednesday night when an employee reported the alleged harassment. Devin said police questioned the gym member, whose identity he would not release, and found the handguns in his gym bag. Both were registered to the man, who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Police arranged for an involuntary mental health commitment for the man. Doctors evaluated him Friday and released him.

Devin said an on-duty officer will be stationed at the gym during operating hours for an undetermined length of time.

“They want us there for the time being,” he said.

He said LA Fitness revoked the man's gym membership and that other businesses in the shopping center previously banned him. The police department intends to ban the man from the entire shopping center, Devin said.

The gym was the site of a 2009 mass shooting that killed three women and injured nine.

The shooter, George Sodini of Scott, fatally shot himself.

Megan Guza is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. She can be reached at

Add Megan Guza to your Google+ circles.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.




Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Waivers granted for Garden Theater block development
  2. Baldwin students take in film on Nobel Peace Prize winner’s activism for girls, education
  3. Suit seeks $5M from McKeesport authority
  4. Wilkinsburg minister raided for drugs and guns, charged with 18 felonies
  5. Founder of Operation Safety Net in Pittsburgh named one of CNN’s 2015 Top 10 Heroes
  6. Pittsburgh zoo receives $9M gift — largest ever — from Mellon Foundation
  7. Pittsburgh International Airport to focus on attracting new airlines, increase facility’s usage
  8. Newsmaker: Sanford Asher
  9. Canon-McMillan drops U.S. Postal Service from condemnation action
  10. Trial scheduled in beating of black man at T station
  11. North Hills transit service limits lamented