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SWAT Responds for Male Barricaded Inside Residence Making Threats in Hays

Date: August 14, 2020
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 4

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 4 responded to a call for a disorderly male inside a residence in the 700 block of Mifflin Road just before midnight.

When officers arrived on scene they were met by a female outside who said her former boyfriend had broken into the home while she was out and was threatening her in phone calls and text messages. The male also had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

SWAT was called in as the male was barricaded inside the home and believed to be in the possession of weapons. There were no hostages inside.

Tactical negotiators made multiple attempts to contact the male and encouraged him to surrender with verbal hails over loudspeaker, but he continued to barricade himself in the home and make threats.

Around 2 a.m. SWAT members gained access to the home and took the male into custody without incident.

He was taken to the hospital by medics to be cleared medically before being transported to Allegheny County Jail.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz