Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office Gets Emergency Order To Shut South Side Bar Levelz

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Allegheny County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  This says it all, “a Saturday stabbing at Levelz injured two people, one of whom witnesses told police was left holding his entrails.”  33 police responses in about a year and a half!

The Allegheny County district attorney’s office has obtained an emergency court order to shut down Levelz Sports Lounge on Pittsburgh’s South Side.

“We had a meeting with the owners to try to talk some sense into them, but they did not comply,” DA’s office spokesman Mike Manko said.

The bar was also contacted by the county’s Nuisance Bar Task Force.

The bar’s owners could not be reached immediately for comment.

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Two Stabbed, One Critically, In Fight At Pittsburgh ‘South Side’ Bar

A map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with its nei...

A map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with its neighborhoods labeled. For use primarily in the list of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An altercation at Levelz Sports Lounge in the South Side early today led to one man being critically stabbed and another having his hand cut when he tried to intervene, Pittsburgh police reported.

The suspect in the stabbings, Manuel Carde Freiria, 40, of South Side, was taken into custody by both on-duty and off-duty police officers, said police spokeswoman Diane Richard.

According to a criminal complaint, witnesses saw Mr. Freiria stab Jay Barbour, an off-duty Levelz employee, during a scuffle that occurred after Mr. Barbour asked Mr. Carde Freiria not to smoke inside of the establishment.  Mr. Barbour was stabbed in the abdomen so severely that witnesses saw him holding his entrails to his body.  He was transferred to Mercy Hospital in critical condition.

The second victim, Seth Edmunds, was stabbed in the right hand trying to break up the fight. He also was treated at Mercy.

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