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SWAT Called to Assist Officers in Beechview

Date: July 13, 2020
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 6

Pittsburgh Police responded to a report of a woman in mental distress in the 2300 block of Fremont Place around 10a.m.

Responding Zone 6 officers arrived and met a woman who threatened to harm herself with sharp objects inside her home. Officers initially communicated with the woman from a window.

Negotiators spoke by phone and made multiple attempts to encourage her to drop the sharp object she was holding.

Out of an abundance of Caution, SWAT was called to assist. 

The woman surrendered without incident after 2-hours of speaking with negotiators.

The female transported to a medical facility by private means for further evaluation.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews