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Police and EMS Responded To a Male In Crisis

Date: December 4, 2020
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 5
Summary:

Pittsburgh Police responded to the 7100 block of Verona Boulevard for a male in crisis just after 10:15 p.m.

When officers from Zone 5 arrived, they were notified of a male who threaten to harm himself and refusing to open the door.

Officers were alerted to a possible firearm inside, and SWAT was called out of an abundance of caution. Multiple verbal commands were made by SWAT and negotiators to communicate with the male. SWAT officers made limited entry just inside the front door where the male surrendered without incident.

 He was treated on scene by medics and transported for additional assistance.


Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews

2020-12-04
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov