Public Safety Blotter Articles

SWAT Called to Assist with Domestic Incident

Date: August 29, 2019
Incident Type: Domestic Violence
Location: Zone 1


Pittsburgh Police responded to a report of domestic violence inside a residence in the 100 block of Montville Street just before 1:15 a.m. 

When they arrived on scene they met with a female who had exited the home safely on her own. She told police her boyfriend threatened her and barricaded himself inside the home. She also told police she believed a firearm was inside the residence.

For the safety of all involved, SWAT was called to the scene and negotiators worked to establish contact with the male. 

Police searched the perimeter of the residence as well as the surrounding neighborhood. 

Just after 2:30 a.m. police spotted the male outside in the backyard of a residence about half a block from his home.

He was taken into custody without incident.

Police searched inside the residence and recovered a firearm.

Joshua Miniotas, 28, of Pittsburgh faces charges of Simple Assault and Terroristic Threats.

The investigation continues.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz