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SWAT Called for Possibly Suicidal Male

Date: May 24, 2019
Incident Type: SWAT Callout
Location: Zone 3

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers from Zone 3 responded to a 911 call for a male whose family members were concerned he may harm himself inside a residence in the 30 block of Mullooly Street at 9:30 p.m.

When officers arrived on scene they learned the male had barricaded himself inside a room in the residence. Family members told police the male may have access to a weapon. Members of the SWAT Team and the Tactical Negotiations Team were called to assist.

A tactical negotiator tried to initiate contact with the male over a loudspeaker, imploring him to answer the phone so they could talk.

When he finally did, the negotiator was eventually able to convince the male to come outside.

He surrendered peacefully at 10:48 p.m. was transported by EMS to Western Psych for evaluation.

There are no charges.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz