BLOOMFIELD (KDKA) — A man is in custody after a SWAT team responded to an incident in Bloomfield that lasted several hours Sunday morning.
According to police, the situation started around 8:30 a.m. in the 7500 block of Rosemary Road in Point Breeze.
A man, later identified as 28-year-old Aaron Hurtt, arrived at his girlfriend’s home, allegedly threatened her and broke into her home. She was able to escape safely and was not injured. Hurtt then left his girlfriend’s home and drove to his home in the 4600 block of Carroll Street.
Police say officers ordered Hurtt to come out, but he refused. Officers determined that Hurtt could have had access to at least one firearm, and SWAT was called to the scene around 10:15 a.m.
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SWAT units reportedly used multiple stun grenades when trying to get Hurtt to come out of the house. SWAT eventually deployed oleoresin capsicum gas into the home, and Hurtt surrendered peacefully.
Neighbors said the entire experience was unsettling.
“Very scary, very scary, we didn’t know what was going on I thought it was gunshots actually,” said Jessica Costa.
“You have to worry about the next door neighbors, have to worry about people who live around here, you have to make sure everybody’s safe,” said Rita McGlaughlin.
Hurtt faces charges including criminal mischief, burglary and making terroristic threats.