A part of downtown Pittsburgh is on lockdown, buildings evacuated whereas police examine financial institution theft – WPXI


May 26, 2021 at 12:32 p.m. EDTBy

Part of downtown Pittsburgh is on lockdown and buildings evacuated while police investigate a bank robbery.

It happened around noon in a bank near Washington Place.

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Police closed the 900 block on 5th Avenue on a robbery investigation.

Washington Place between Duquesne University and Center Avenue is closed.

Avoid the area.

Further information follows.

PIO is on site in Washington and in the center. pic.twitter.com/EE21UMViM8

– Pgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) May 26, 2021

The bomb squad was called to the scene.

The Pittsburgh police are asking people to avoid the area.

Channel 11’s Joe Arena is there talking to investigators. She will post the latest Channel 11 news on TV and on WPXI.com.

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