Woman barricaded inside home surrenders, ending SWAT situation

SWAT situation ends after woman barricaded inside home surrenders

Police and SWAT officers converged on a street in Pittsburgh’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood Wednesday morning after a woman barricaded herself inside a home, officials said.

Investigators said the woman was believed to have weapons inside the home on Frederick Street. Other people were also inside, but got out safely.

Several police, SWAT and other emergency vehicles lined nearby streets after the incident was reported about 3:30 a.m. Channel 11’s Gabriella DeLuca reported that officers escorted several people from the area.

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Emergency dispatchers initially said the incident involved a man inside the home. Police later confirmed a woman was barricaded and the incident started as a domestic dispute.

As authorities worked to communicate with the woman, flash bangs were set off and officers in tactical gear were at the ready.

The woman came out of the home peacefully shortly after 5:30 a.m.

“She was handcuffed. There were two SWAT officers with her and they sat her down on the sidewalk,” Jacqueline Harris, a neighbor who was awakened by the commotion, said.

It is unclear whether the woman will face any charges.