June 5 – A Hazelwood man was detained late Friday by a Pittsburgh SWAT team after police responded to reports that a man had broken into a neighbor’s home, police said.
Public security officials said the first call came at 8:15 p.m. from a man who broke into a neighbor’s apartment on the ground floor at 5600 block on 2nd Avenue.
The female inmate was in the house at the time but was not injured, according to public security officials.
SWAT was called to the scene after the suspect ran back to his own upstairs apartment, barricaded himself in it and refused to come out.
There were multiple attempts to communicate with the suspect, police reported. The police finally got access to his home before 11 p.m. and he was taken into custody without incident.
According to the police, the man is threatened with burglary charges.
Paul Peirce is a contributor to Tribune Review. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter.