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SWAT Responds for Male in Crisis Barricaded in Central Northside Residence

Date: July 4, 2021
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 1
Summary:

Just before 10:45 p.m., Zone 1 officers responded for an unknown trouble call in the 1200 block of Middle Street.

Arriving units located a male who had broken out a third floor window of a residence and had tossed several objects out onto the street.

Officers tried unsuccessfully to make contact with the male who appeared to barricade himself on the third floor.

SWAT was called to the scene and negotiators worked to establish communications with him. Eventually SWAT operators made entry into the residence.

The male was taken into custody without incident.

He was evaluated by medics and transported to receive the assistance he needs.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz

2021-07-04
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov