BREAKING: Police investigate altercation at popular pizza place, Pizza Milano

Captured from a video posted on Sheldon Binion's Facebook page
Police are investigating an incident at Milano's Pizza that occurred on Jan. 12
Captured from a video posted on Sheldon Binion’s Facebook page. 
Police are investigating an incident at Milano’s Pizza that occurred on Jan. 12.

Raymond Arke | News Editor

UPDATE 08/22/18: According to multiple news reports, Mahmut Yimaz was found not guilty of simple and aggravated assault on August 15. 

CORRECTION 01/14/18: The press release had initally spelled the name of the arrested employee incorrectly. The correct spelling is Mahmut Yilmaz.

UPDATE 01/13/18 11:25 p.m. : According to a press release, Zone 2 police made an arrest in connection with the incident. Mahmut Yimaz, a Pizza Milano employee, turned himself in to police and will face one aggravated assault charge and one count of simple assault. 


A popular Duquesne student hangout, Pizza Milano on Fifth Avenue, was the scene of a “violent altercation” on Jan. 12, according to Pittsburgh Police. The incident was recorded by another patron and was viewed more than 650,000 times by early-afternoon next day. Police are investigating.

Pittsburgh Police said that the confrontation occurred between a male Milano’s employee and a woman. The female victim went to the hospital, and the police were called to take a report from there, according to a press release.

The press release debunked social media rumors and said that “the victim has not been charged.”

Police ask that those with information please contact Zone 2 detectives at (412) 255-2827 or by visiting them at 2000 Centre Avenue or at the Zone 2 substation at 600 Liberty Avenue.

Calls to Pizza Milano have received the busy signal.