By Ross Guidotti

BROOKLINE (KDKA) – The SWAT Team surrounded a home in Brookline Wednesday morning after a man barricaded himself inside following a domestic dispute.

According to emergency dispatchers, the incident started at a home in the 1100-block of Chelton Avenue around 6:30 a.m.

The incident lasted for about four hours, but began with a phone call from a woman in distress.

“At 6:30 this morning, Zone 6 units responded to 1114 Chelton Street for a domestic violence. When they arrived on scene, they met up with the victim who explained that her husband assaulted her. They went to the house and they saw him run into the house,” Pittsburgh Police Commander Scott Schubert said.

SWAT officers attempted to contact 44-year-old Michael Kreuber. The man’s wife and family dog were out of the building, but police believed he was still inside and may have been armed.

“They attempted to make contact with the actor inside,” Commander Schubert said. “Shortly after that, we ended up using gas deployment in the house.”

Up to 15 rounds of gas were shot into the home, but they would prove to be ineffective. Kreuber had already escaped and called police.

“He was at another location walking to the place and our officers were able to apprehend him [at the intersection of Sussex and Cedric Avenues],” Commander Schubert said.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment for injuries sustained during his arrest and will face domestic abuse and resisting arrest charges.

When police gained entry to the home, they found an enormous amount of weapons. Most of them were loaded, including an AK 47 with several clips.

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