Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone 5 responded to reports of an armed male barricaded inside a residence in the 7100 block of Everton Avenue at 10:15 p.m.
When police arrived on scene they learned the male was inside with two of his children, one infant and one toddler, after a dispute with the childrens' mother and grandmother who were not inside the home.
Members of the Pittsburgh Police SWAT Team and Tactical Negotiations Team were sent in to and establish communications with the male. They were able to reach him by phone and he surrendered peacefully to police a little over an hour after the incident began.
The children are safe and back in the home. The male is not being charged at this time.
Police are investigating.
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