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Man accused of threatening woman jumps from window to avoid Pittsburgh police

PITTSBURGH — Police are searching for a man who allegedly threatened a woman with a gun Tuesday morning while children were home in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

Officers were called about 5:45 a.m. to Bedford Avenue, but the man had gone to a nearby apartment building by the time they got there, authorities said. From there, he jumped out a window and ran into woods that lead to Bigelow Boulevard.

A gun was found by officers, who established a perimeter as a SWAT team was called in, police said.

SWAT and K-9 officers searched the area, and a drone from the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office was used. However, the man was not found.

Police said a warrant will be filed for multiple charges in the ongoing investigation.

Bigelow Boulevard was closed between Crosstown Boulevard and Herron Avenue until about 8:30 a.m. while police looked for the suspect in that area.