911 Worker Didn’t Warn Pittsburgh Police Of Guns

PITTSBURGH — The head of Pittsburgh’s police union says officers would’ve have responded differently on a 911 call Saturday if they’d known they were about to face a heavily armed man.

Apparently, they didn’t get that information.

The mother of a man charged with killing three officers told a 911 dispatcher he had weapons — but the official in charge of dispatchers says the information wasn’t relayed to officers.

Allegheny County Chief of Emergency Services Robert Full has told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette there’s “no excuse,” and that the situation “could have been handled better.”

Union chief James Malloy says officers approach cases where they know weapons are involved with “a different attitude.”

Police say the shooter was wearing a bulletproof vest and was armed with a variety of weapons, including an AK-47 assault rifle.