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2 police officers reportedly pepper-sprayed while serving search warrant

PITTSBURGH — Channel 11 is learning more about why police were at a Pittsburgh home Saturday afternoon.

Stay with and Channel 11 Morning News as we work to learn more about this investigation.

A Pittsburgh Police spokesperson told Channel 11 that a suspect sprayed officers with pepper spray.

When our crew got to 1924 18th Street in the South Side Slopes just after 5:30 p.m., there was a man handcuffed and standing on the street.


Two women and another man were also handcuffed near the house.

Police told Channel 11 one of the men was subdued by officers and taken to an area hospital for evaluation.

Officers could also be seen wiping their faces and eyes while coughing.

No official word on what brought police to the home, but neighbors believe drugs were involved. The investigation is ongoing.