Public Safety Blotter Articles

One Arrested After Reported Hostage Situation

Date: August 27, 2020
Incident Type: SWAT call
Location: Zone 3

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a reported hostage situation at a residence on the 200 block of Suncrest Street around 4:15 p.m.

Zone 3 officers attempted to make contact with two people inside the residence, including a female victim and male actor. No one answered the door and the window blinds were pulled down. Due to the fact that the female told friends that she was being held against her will and had been assaulted, officers requested SWAT to respond to the scene.

SWAT officers gained entry to the residence around 5:45 p.m. and immediately took the male into custody without incident. The female was also safely located in the residence.

The female was assessed on scene by EMS. The male was arrested on an outstanding warrant for domestic violence. Police continue to investigate today’s incident; more charges may follow.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri