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SWAT team called to Mt. Oliver home; 2 arrested


MT. OLIVER, Pa. - The SWAT team was called to a Mt. Oliver home late Friday night after a man shot at his ex-girlfriend during an argument, according to police.

According to Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Sonya Toler, officers were dispatched to the Daytona Street home just after 10 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a couple arguing inside the home, Toler said.

Toler said when SWAT team members illuminated the residence with spotlights, an 18-year-old woman came out and said that her ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Maurice McArdle, had fired a shot at her.

When police fired tear gas into the home, the woman's relative Michael Hicks, who was wanted on a Pittsburgh police warrant for simple assault, emerged and was arrested, Toler said.

SWAT team members continued to urge McArdle to surrender until about 1:20 a.m, when he left the house, and tried to run away, but was captured by police, Toler said.

McArdle was charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and illegal firearm possession.

Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.