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SWAT Responds for Barricaded Male after a Domestic Incident

Date: July 4, 2020
Incident Type: SWAT/Domestic
Location: Zone 6

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 6 responded to the 900 block of Idlewood Ave. for a domestic at approximately 11:40 p.m. 

When officers arrived on scene they were met by the female party who had managed to get safely to a neighbor's house. She had suffered visible injuries and was transported to the hospital by EMS for treatment.

Police went to speak with the male party who then barricaded himself inside the residence. SWAT was called out of an abundance of caution. 

Police attempted to have him come out of the house and surrender using multiple verbal hails over a loudspeaker, while negotiators tried several times to contact him by phone but were unsuccessful.

Multiple methods were utilized to draw the male out of the residence, including deploying gas and sending in a K-9 to search for him. Eventually technology was used to locate him in a third floor crawl space, but he was verbally non-compliant. 

After police made contact with the male he became highly combative and a Taser was deployed in order to take him into custody just after 3 a.m. 

He was taken to be medically- cleared before being transported to the ACJ. He faces multiple charges.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz