Elderly man cited for selling illegal fireworks out of van downtown



An elderly man was arrested late Friday morning and is accused of selling fireworks out of the back of his van in downtown Pittsburgh.

Officials said police caught the 84-year-old man from Westmoreland County just before 11 a.m. Friday on Stratford Street.

According to police, the man was issued an arrest citation and was given a misdemeanor charge for selling illegal fireworks. His inventory was also confiscated.

Authorities said Friday’s arrest was the first in 2012 for selling illegal fireworks.