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SWAT Responded To The South Side

Date: April 13, 2021
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 3

The West Virginia State Police notified Pittsburgh Bureau of Police about a male in the city who made threats towards schools and businesses in West Virginia.

Zone 3 officers conducted a search for the male on the 100 block of S 19th Street around 1:50 a.m.

The officers heard windows breaking and items being broken inside of an apartment the suspect was believed to be in.

SWAT and negotiators responded when the suspect refused to exit the apartment.

SWAT gave multiple commands for the male to exit. Entry was made into the apartment shortly before 5 a.m.

The suspect was tasered after being combative and taken into custody.

The West Virginia State Police are handling the investigation of threats made to the schools and businesses.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews