Police crack down on “harmful and unsustainable” crowds on the South Aspect – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Now that restrictions have been lifted, the South Side is getting a little too crowded, according to police, leading to fist fights, pedestrians being hit by cars and gun violence.

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According to police, East Carson Street is crowded. Sidewalks are impassable, pedestrians pour into the streets and parked vehicles block safety lanes.

Public Security Director Wendell Hissrich said the situation on the South Side was “dangerous and unsustainable” and the police would crack down.

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“First-aid vehicles must have access to East Carson in an emergency, and crowded sidewalks pose a hazard to pedestrians who can then get onto the streets and into vehicular traffic. Without changes, someone will be seriously injured or killed, ”said Hissrich.

From Saturday, the police will issue warnings and then notices to people blocking public passages. The subpoenas could cost up to $ 300 plus legal fees, and those who fail to comply could be arrested.

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Police will also use motorcycle and bicycle units to enforce parking. According to the police, all vehicles that violate the law will be towed away.

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