Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Respond to Report of Man With Gun

Date: November 5, 2019
Incident Type: 911 Call
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers responded to a 911 call of a man with a gun and possible warrants in an apartment on the 600 block of N Braddock Ave around 7:30 p.m.

Zone 5 officers arrived and found the male attempting to jump from a second floor window. When they called to him, he went back inside and presented a possible barricade situation.

SWAT was called. However, before SWAT officers arrived, the male surrendered without incident. Police confirmed the warrants and took the male into custody. 

The investigation continues, and police intend to search the residence for the reported gun.

While police secured the area, a firehouse next door at the intersection of N Braddock and Hamilton, which was also a polling place, was placed on temporary lockdown with people inside instructed to shelter in place. The lockdown lasted about 15 minutes.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri