Public Safety Blotter Articles

SWAT Incident Ends Without Incident

Date: December 27, 2020
Incident Type: SWAT call
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Police officers attempted to serve a PFA order against an adult female on the 5500 block of Baywood Street around 7:30 p.m.

The female became combative, barricaded herself in her apartment and began throwing objects at police. SWAT was called to the residence, and the woman continued to throw objects.

Around 8:20 p.m., SWAT officers gained entry to the residence and took the woman into custody without incident. Medics on scene treated her for self-inflicted lacerations to her arms.

The investigation continues. When the woman is medically cleared, she could face assault and/or reckless endangerment charges for throwing objects at officers.

Baywood Street was closed for about an hour during the incident.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri