PITTSBURGH — A man was arrested early Friday morning following reports of a woman being kidnapped from Wilkinsburg, police said.
The kidnapping was reported shortly before 3 a.m., sending police to a home in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood, where the woman was reportedly taken, according to police.
When officers arrived at the home on Cypress Street, they forced open the door after not getting a response and found the man, as well as a woman who had bruising and other injuries, police said.
Police told us the circumstances were so extreme that officers who responded did not wait for the SWAT team, they banged down the door.
Witnesses told police they saw Travis Moore take his girlfriend out of her mother’s house, not wearing pants or shoes, and at one point witnesses allegedly saw him with his arms around her neck dragging her.
The man was arrested and taken to the Allegheny County Jail.
While this is an obvious case of domestic violence, police say that there are many more cases where the circumstances are not as obvious.
"This is an extreme case. Most of the times, the abuse happens behind closed doors, the abuser will isolate the woman, keep her from her friends, her family," Carla Adams from the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh said.
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