Squirrel Hill Standoff Ends Peacefully

SQUIRREL HILL (KDKA) – A standoff at an apartment in Squirrel Hill ended peacefully Monday morning.

According to officials at the scene, a man barricaded himself inside a sixth-floor apartment on Murray Avenue Monday morning.

The building is owned and operated by the Pittsburgh Housing Authority.

According to the Housing Authority, the building is primarily for senior citizens and those with physical disabilities.

When the constable showed up to evict the man Monday morning, the suspect answered the door with a knife. The constable felt threatened and called police.

During the course of the standoff, police deployed pepper spray and even used a Taser at one point, but the man continued to refuse to come out of the building.

Eventually, the man did surrender around 11 a.m. and was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital to be evaluated.

Residents were evacuated, but were going to be able to return to their apartments by the early afternoon hours.

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