Man allegedly assaulted usher with liquor bottles at PPG Paints Arena during Aerosmith concert

PITTSBURGH — A Bethel Park man accused of assaulting an usher at PPG Paints Arena during the Aerosmith concert has been arrested.

Dereck Pritchard, 24, was arrested on Thursday night, according to the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office.

The alleged victim was working as an usher at the Captain Morgan Club inside the arena on Sept. 6, the night of the concert.

Surveillance video shows the usher being struck multiple times in the head and face with the end of an empty liquor bottle, according to a news release.

The video also shows the usher being stomped in the head and neck area while on the ground. The usher suffered a concussion and injuries to his head and face.

Multiple people witnessed the assault, including a bartender who tried to chase the suspect.  But police say Pritchard got away in a stairwell.

PPG Paints arena staff tracked him down thanks to the ticket he scanned. Police say the ticket information included his email address.

Pritchard is facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault and attempted homicide. He was booked in the Allegheny County Jail.

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