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UPDATE: SWAT Responds for Barricaded Male Suspected in an Alleged Assault

Date: October 14, 2020
Incident Type: Assault/SWAT
Location: Zone 6

UPDATE: 6:40 a.m. 10/15/20 

The male was interviewed by police and released.  The investigation is ongoing. 

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 6 responded to a call for a female who says she was assaulted by a male in Sheraden Park around 5 p.m.

The woman called police from a residence after she said she was able to get away from the male.

Officers were able to locate the possible suspect and chased him to the 2700 block of Sacramento Avenue where he barricaded himself inside a residence. SWAT was called in as it was believed he may be armed in the basement of the home.

After multiple hails by police, tactical means were deployed in an effort to draw the male out of the house and surrender peacefully.

Eventually, police gained access to the residence where they located the male who resisted arrest. He was detained and taken in for questioning.

The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz