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SWAT Responded To Homewood North

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

Pittsburgh Police responded to the 7100 block of Mount Vernon Street for a father inside a home and armed with a small child around 10:30 p.m.

It was reported to police that the male took the child at gunpoint.

When Zone 5 officers arrived, they located a vehicle the male was last seen in. Police gave verbal commands for the male to exit the home, and could hear a baby crying.

With a priority of life, SWAT made entry into the home and located a baby.

A continued search of the home resulted in the male not to be inside.

The child was not injured and returned to the mother. The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews