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SWAT Called to East Hills Home for Male Barricading Inside after Hit and Run

Date: November 22, 2020
Incident Type: Hit and Run / SWAT
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Police officers from Zone 5, working on regular patrol, witnessed a vehicle hit another vehicle head on in the 1800 block of Calistoga Street before 2:45 a.m.

The vehicle fled the scene without stopping and officers followed the male driver to the 2500 block of Park Hill Drive where he ran into a residence, barricading himself inside.

SWAT was called in as there were other residents inside the structure, including a child with special needs.

All of the other residents safely exited the home while officers stayed with the child who was sleeping in the basement and whose family didn't want him disturbed.

Meantime, SWAT gave verbal hails for the actor to leave an upper floor of the residence. When he refused to come out a K9 unit was deployed. The male surrendered and was taken into custody without incident around 4 a.m. He faces multiple charges.

The female driver from the original hit and run incident was unhurt and refused medical attention. 

Police continue to investigate.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz