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SWAT Responsed To A Male barricaded In a Vehicle

Date: March 31, 2021
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 1

Pittsburgh Police responded to Wilson Avenue for a reported male in a vehicle with a weapon around 9 a.m.

Responding Zone 1 officers attempted to stop the vehicle with their lights and sirens on. The vehicle fled at a low rate of speed. Police used stop sticks and the vehicle pulled over on the 2200 block of Perrysville Avenue.

Police blocked the vehicle to prevent the male from driving further.

SWAT was called when the male barricaded himself in the vehicle. Negotiators kept constant communications with the male through the driver side window.

Gas was deployed and K-9 officer was used when the male attempted to drive off. He was tased taken into custody around 10:45 a.m.

There were no injuries and medics transported the male to a local hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews