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SWAT Responds for Male in Crisis in South Oakland Neighborhood

Date: October 30, 2023
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 4

Just after 11:30 a.m., Pittsburgh Police from Zone 4 were dispatched to a residence in the 3700 block of Childs Street for the check on the well-being of a male following a 9-1-1 hang up call.

When officers arrived, the male stated that he was not doing well and closed the door, barricading himself inside with what appeared to be a shotgun. SWAT operators,negotiators, and EMS tactical medics responded to the scene. 

Pittsburgh Police negotiators were able to establish contact with the male over the phone and spoke with him for several hours, eventually convincing him to surrender just after 3 p.m. 

He was taken into custody without further incident and transported to receive the assistance he needs. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz