About 30 worshippers escorted out of Pittsburgh church by police after man phones in threat

PITTSBURGH — About 30 worshippers were escorted out of a Pittsburgh church in small groups with heavily armed police at their side after a man threatened to harm himself and others there.

According to police, a man called 911 threatening harm just after 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. He told 911 he had multiple firearms.

Police then rushed to the St. John’s Catholic Church on Saline Street in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood and cleared the facility of any threats. They set up a perimeter and started helping people inside get out safely.

The church was empty and was considered secure by noon.

Police said they are still investigating.