Regatta visitors should expect heavy security, random screenings

August 8, 2018

Pittsburgh public safety officials advise visitors to expect heavy security at the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, running Friday through Sunday at Point State Park and the North Shore.

People headed to EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta this weekend should be prepared for heavy security.

Pittsburgh police will be joined by officers from the state, Allegheny County, Port Authority of Allegheny County and state park rangers to keep order in Point State Park and the North Shore.

Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said police will have a zero-tolerance policy for disorderly behavior.

Thousands are expected for activities running from Friday through Sunday, including power boat races, musical acts and water acrobatics.

Officers will conduct security checks at entries to Point State Park and perform bag checks and random screenings. Alcohol, drones, grills, laser pointers, weapons, explosive devices and ammunition are prohibited.

The U.S. Coast Guard will patrol the rivers and enforce docking and river transit regulations.

Temperatures over the weekend are expected to be in the 80s with high humidity. City officials said visitors should drink plenty of water and avoid heavy alcohol consumption.

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