Public Safety Blotter Articles

SWAT Assists with Male in Crisis

Date: July 1, 2020
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5 responded to the 400 block of S. Fairmount Street for a male in crisis just after 6 p.m.

When they arrived on scene the male had barricaded himself inside his apartment and threatened to hurt himself.

SWAT was called out of an abundance of caution. Negotiators communicated with the male at different intervals before police managed to gain safe access to his apartment. 

The man surrendered without incident and was treated by medics before being transported for additional assistance. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz