Unruly Crowd Causes Commotion At Salvation Army Toy Distribution
December 21, 2013 2:49 PM
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Organizers of a Salvation Army holiday toy distribution on Pittsburgh’s North Side planned to bring in more staff today after a crowd turned unruly Friday.
It all happened just after 11:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army facility on North Avenue.
According to police, people had been waiting in line for a while to pick up toys when they started getting angry.
When the doors opened, officials say things turned chaotic.
People were pushing, shoving and cutting in front of others.
Staff at the facility told police that there wasn’t enough personnel to handle the crowd, so they stopped the toy distribution and told everyone to leave.
They planned to open back up today with additional staff.
No arrests were made.