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SWAT Responds for Shots Fired, Male in Crisis in Bloomfield

Date: September 4, 2021
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 5

Just before 3:30 a.m., Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5 responded to a Shotspotter activation for multiple rounds fired in the 4500 block of Torley Street.

Responding officers found spent shell casings in the area and tried to make contact with the resident using verbal hails, with negative results.

Police learned from a friend and family members that there were several firearms available inside the residence and that the male was in crisis.

SWAT and negotiators were called to the scene, but they were unable to establish communication with him. Ongoing verbal hails and the use of technology were unsuccessful in convincing him to exit the residence.

More than two hours after Police were called, the male came to the door and surrendered. He was evaluated by tactical medics before being taken to receive the assistance he needs.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz