Paramedic to face trial in Lawrenceville bar incident |

Paramedic to face trial in Lawrenceville bar incident

A Pittsburgh paramedic was ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges filed after he was accused of refusing to let a firefighter who was responding to an emergency into a Lawrenceville bar.

Andrew J. Lagomarsino, 32, of Hazelwood was off duty and drunk Sept. 17 when he refused to let city fire Lt. Darren McNeil inside the New Amsterdam bar where a man had suffered a head injury, a criminal complaint states. Lagomarsino told McNeil that he would handle the call, according to the complaint.

Following a preliminary hearing in Pittsburgh Municipal Court, District Judge James Motznik ordered Lagomarsino to stand trial on charges of obstructing emergency services and harassment.

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