A 29-year-old Pittsburgh man is facing charges after a standoff in Pittsburgh's Perry South neighborhood early Thursday morning.
Police said they were called to a home on Veterans Street after a receiving a call about a domestic violence incident involving a gun.
Officers said when they arrived a woman reported that her friend was involved in a violent dispute with her boyfriend inside of the home. The woman told police that the woman's boyfriend struck her in the mouth causing her to bleed.
The woman said as she was leaving the house she heard her friend screaming for help and to call police.
According to police, officers spoke with someone through the door when they heard the sound of a shotgun being racked.
Officers cleared the front area of the home, police said, when the victim walked out on the porch. Investigators said as officers were instructing the woman to walk to them, a man inside appeared in the doorway and pulled her back into the house.
The SWAT team was called and after several attempts the victim was released from the house. Police said around 4:30 a.m. three men came out of the home and police secured the weapon, identified as a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun.
Police said Matthew Medley, 29, was charged with simple assault, unlawful restraint and possession of marijuana.
The victim was identified as 25-year-old Heidi Ekas. She too was charged with possession of marijuana.
The two other men inside of the home at the time of incident were questioned and released.