Former Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto involved in altercation at Shadyside bar

PITTSBURGH — Channel 11′s Rick Earle has learned that former Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto was involved in an altercation at a Shadyside bar Saturday night.

An employee of the bar told Pittsburgh police a group came in and started to insult Peduto, according to an incident report filed by police.

Peduto told police he pushed a man who was in his face, calling him names, to “get him away.”

That’s when he was pushed and hit his head on the floor, according to the report. A man who was allegedly on top of Peduto was thrown out of the bar. The parties were separated and continued to argue in the street, according to police.

Pittsburgh Public Safety told Channel 11 that two males were involved in an altercation at Cappy’s Cafe. Neither party wanted to pursue charges and both refused medical attention.

Public Safety said both people were advised to consult a local magistrate if they wanted to pursue anything further regarding the altercation.

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