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SWAT Responds for Burglary Suspect Barricaded Inside Apartment

Date: June 4, 2021
Incident Type: Burglary/SWAT
Location: Zone 4
Summary:

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 4 responded for reports of a male who had forced his way inside a neighbor's downstairs apartment in the 5600 block of 2nd Avenue at 8:15 p.m.

The female occupant was inside at the time, but she was not hurt physically.

SWAT operators were called to the scene after the suspect ran into his own apartment upstairs and barricaded himself inside, refusing to come out.

Multiple attempts were made to communicate with the suspect. Police eventually gained access into his apartment and he was taken into custody without incident.

He faces burglary charges.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz

2021-06-04
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov