Pittsburgh police are investigating a woman’s report that she was raped at PPG Paints Arena during Wednesday’s Penguins-Capitals playoff game. She said that the incident happened in a women’s restroom between periods of the game, according to authorities Thursday.
Public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said (via the Pittsburgh Post Gazette), “We are investigating a report of a sexual assault that reportedly occurred at the Pens Game last evening. The female victim walked in to the Zone 2 station last night at 12:01 a.m. to report the incident. Further details are not available at this time as the investigation is ongoing.”
The station where the woman reported her rape is located near the arena. According to KDKA (via the Post Gazette), the woman said she screamed for a half-hour but no one came to her assistance.
“The Pittsburgh Police have informed us of the report and we are cooperating fully,” the Penguins said in a joint statement with AEG, which operates the arena. “Because it is an ongoing police investigation we will have no further comment at this time.”
No charges have been filed, per KDKA, as the police look for possible witnesses. The arena hosted games 3 and 4 of the series, in which the Penguins hold a 3-1 lead, and it would be the site of Game 6, if the Capitals win Game 5 in Washington.