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Pittsburgh Police Detectives and SWAT Safely Recover Abducted Baby

Date: March 18, 2021
Incident Type: SWAT/Abduction
Location: Zone 6
Summary:

Pittsburgh Police SWAT operators and U.S. Marshals assisted Pennsylvania State Police in a child abduction case out of East Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Police detectives spotted a vehicle in the 3700 block of Wind Gap Avenue in Pittsburgh that later became the suspect vehicle in an Amber Alert search for Diore Thomas.

SWAT was called to the scene at approximately 6:15 p.m.

A short time later, SWAT operators safely recovered the baby from inside a residence. She was taken by TEMS to a local hospital for observation and to be reunited with her mother.

Three people were taken into custody from the residence.

Pennsylvania State Police will handle the abduction investigation.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz

2021-03-18
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov