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SWAT Called to Mount Washington Residence for Warrant Subject Barricaded InsideĀ 

Date: December 17, 2020
Incident Type: SWAT / Warrant Service
Location: Zone 3

Pittsburgh Police officers from Zone 3 attempted to serve a warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of W. Sycamore Street when the male suspect refused to come out and barricaded himself inside the home just before 6:30 p.m.

It was not known at the time whether anyone else was inside or whether there were any weapons on the premises.

SWAT was called in due to the male's past history of violence. EMS and Fire were also on scene.

Negotiators were in intermittent contact with the male and multiple hails were attempted to persuade him to exit the residence.

Just after 8 p.m. SWAT operators gained limited access to the residence and the male surrendered without incident, where he was taken into custody.

He was transported to Allegheny County Jail.

There was no one else inside the home.






Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz