Public Safety Blotter Articles

SWAT Responds to Barricaded Male in Knoxville Residence

Date: October 13, 2023
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 3

At approximately 5:00 p.m., Pittsburgh Police were dispatched to the unit block of Grape Street for reports of a male in a residence refusing to comply with officers attempting to serve a warrant.

Allegheny County Children, Youth, and Families (CYF) had been attempting to serve an emergency custody order and remove three juveniles from the home.

The juveniles’ father, the male suspect, was noncompliant with the order and proceeded to barricade himself in the home with the children.

SWAT operators were called out and were successful in making contact with the male. After a brief period of time, he surrendered the juveniles.

The three children were evaluated; none sustained injuries. They were placed in the care of CYF.

The male suspect then surrendered himself without further incident. He was evaluated by EMS tactical medics at the scene before being taken into custody.

Reporting PIO:
Emily Bourne