PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police arrested several people who briefly barricaded themselves inside a Fineview apartment Friday morning.
Detectives and the SWAT team arrived at the apartment on Sandusky Court about 6 a.m. to serve an arrest warrant, police spokesperson Sonya Toler said. Detectives suspected someone was dealing drugs out of the home.
“They had barricaded the door from the inside to prevent entry,” Toler said.
After about 15 minutes of talking with the police, the people allowed officers inside and surrendered without incident, Toler said.
Police found a small amount of cocaine and a gun in the apartment, she said. It's unclear who lived at the home.
“There had to be like 50 guards. I had no idea what was going on,” said neighbor Israel Hill.
At least five people were taken into custody and will face charges, Toler said.
One of those men is Dquay Means, who was acquitted in the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers player Mike Adams.
Channel 11’s Alan Jennings reported that Means is facing drug charges, including possession and intent to sell cocaine after his arrest Friday.
Means, who spent more than 11 months in jail before he was acquitted in April, was sentenced to three years of probation following the stabbing case.
Means hid for days before surrendering on charges from the incident on June 1, 2013.