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SWAT Responds for Armed, Barricaded Female in Point Breeze Residence

Date: September 9, 2021
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 4

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 4 responded to the 200 block of S. Braddock Avenue just before 4:15 p.m. for a female who threatened a male with a knife inside a home.

Responding officers were met by the female actor at the landing of the residence where she charged at them with a knife before barricading herself inside.

The male and other residents were able to exit safely. 

SWAT operators were called to the scene with negotiators. Multiple verbal hails were given to convince the female to leave the home, with negative results. 

Flash bangs and gas were deployed in an effort to draw the female out of the residence.

The female eventually surrendered without incident just before 7 p.m. 

Medics evaluated her on site before she was taken into custody. 

Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was also on scene.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz