Barricaded man arrested after SWAT situation in Pittsburgh neighborhood

PITTSBURGH — A man was arrested after a SWAT situation in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood Saturday morning.

Police and SWAT teams responded to South Atlantic Avenue near Harriet Street before 9 a.m. for a man barricaded inside an apartment that he doesn’t live in.

“It was a home invasion and assault. And he was not meant to be inside the home, he did not live there. And when the police were called he actively barricaded himself inside,” said Cara Cruz, a Pittsburgh police spokesperson.

Police and SWAT teams spent over two hours trying to talk the man into surrendering after they said he forced his way into an apartment, assaulted someone and locked himself inside.

“When they arrived on scene the male victim was safely out of the house. As were the occupants of the two apartments in the house,” Cruz said.

The man reportedly has active warrants. Police don’t think he had any weapons with him, but they say he was very aggressive.

“He was actively combative and I believe he is under the influence of either drugs or alcohol,” Cruz said.

Police say he surrendered at 10:48 a.m. and was taken into custody.

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