Escorted by parents, 20-year-old wanted by Pittsburgh police for inciting riot turns himself in

by Adam Ford · Jun 1st, 2020 6:17 pm

A 20-year-old man wanted by Pittsburgh police for inciting a riot at a peaceful protest turned himself in Monday, escorted by his mother and father between whom he walked into the police station.


Jordan Bartels was wanted for allegedly incited violence on Saturday by breaking the windows out of a marked Pittsburgh Police vehicle "against the wishes of peaceful protesters who tried to stop him," officials said, which sparked an increase in violence during the protests.

According to WPXI, a search warrant was served and authorities found several suspicious items inside the home "including 2 firearms, books, gloves, cans of spray paint, indica, and a sweatshirt with white writing on the front was found on top of the dryer in the laundry room."

Bartels faces charges of institutional vandalism, rioting, and reckless endangerment.

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