A man was arrested Friday for attempting to bring a gun into the Allegheny County Courthouse.
According to officials, the incident happened around 9:45 a.m. when security guards stationed at the building’s Grant Street entrance found the gun in the man’s belongings.
Golan Barak, 46, of Pittsburgh, was subsequently arrested by Allegheny County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of a firearm.
Barak said he was at the courthouse to make payment on real estate properties he purchased at a sheriff sale.
This incident comes on the heels of reports out of Georgia, where a deputy sheriff was shot at the Forsyth Administration Building in Forsyth Counthy earlier Friday morning.