PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh Steelers fan is facing charges after police said he got rough with an officer during Sunday's game at Heinz Field.
Elvis Matejcic is charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
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A police sergeant in full uniform was working security detail for the game against the Cleveland Browns when the incident is alleged to have happened at the Champions Club inside Heinz Field right after the Steelers scored a touchdown.
The security company said no one was allowed to stand in view of the plaza area for safety reasons, according to police paperwork.
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Matejcic was in the area having a drink celebrating when he rushed the fence with his friends, police said, when they were told to move back.
Matejcic exchanged words with the sergeant, according to police, and said he wanted to see the policy.
The sergeant warned he would be ejected from the stadium and put his arm around him. As that happened, the sergeant says Matejcic swung his arm back and struck the sergeant in the chest, starting a struggle between the two.
Matejcic is out of jail after posting bail.
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