Arrest Warrant Issued For Brian Bartels, Police Say He Is Responsible For Inciting Violence At Pittsburgh Protests

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are on the lookout for a man who they believe helped incite the violence and chaos at protests on Saturday in Pittsburgh.

There was so much destruction downtown after Saturday’s violent demonstration, and police believe a man helped incite that violence.

This is Brian Bartels. He’s 20-years-old and from Allison Park.

Photo Credit: City of Pittsburgh Police

Pittsburgh Police provided this photo of him wearing all black with a black bandana around his face.

Bartels is facing charges of institutional vandalism, rioting, and reckless endangerment.

Police say he’s responsible for breaking the windows out a Pittsburgh Police car.

Police say he broke the windows against the wishes of peaceful protestors.

Besides Pittsburgh Police, Shaler Police, North Hills SRT and FBI Pittsburgh served a search warrant at a home in Shaler Sunday.

Bartels was not there, but investigators say they found evidence that links him to the protests.

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