• Police: Man planned St. Patty's Day attack on women in Market Square


    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh-area man already charged with trying to shoot his roommate had his $100,000 bond revoked because police said he also planned to shoot people at the city's recent St. Patrick's Day parade while wearing a gorilla suit.

    Pittsburgh police said 27-year-old Sean Notman, of Mount Oliver, detailed the plans in a manifesto on his laptop computer and in a notebook but was already jailed on March 17 on charges he shot at his roommate with an AK-47 assault rifle on Feb. 26.

    During a news conference on Thursday, police said Notman wrote that he wanted to kill 15 women.

    According to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE, an Allegheny County judge ordered Notman held without bond Wednesday after police testified about Notman's plans to build a "garbage can bomb" and the gorilla-suit parade shooting, which Notman wrote would give him "a larger number of dogs to put down."

    "He also realized that police were going to come and he stated that the police would die bravely and valiantly but that he had to do what he had to do. He felt that if he wasn't killed by the police that he was going to use a .357 to take his own life," said Pittsburgh police Lt. Jeffrey Korczyk.

    Investigators said they found the manifesto, an AK-47, two loaded magazines, a revolver and a gorilla suit inside of his home while they executed a search warrant following his February arrest.

    Notman's attorney said his client will undergo a mental health examination.

    Notman faces criminal attempt, homicide, conspiracy and causing and risking a catastrophe.

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