CARRICK (KDKA) — A man wanted for probation violations is now in police custody after prompting a standoff in Carrick on Friday evening.
Police and the SWAT team were called around 7:45 p.m. to the 100 block of East Agnew Avenue, off of Brownsville Road.
A Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman identifies the suspect as 24-year-old Sebastian Perella.
According to officials, officers were attempting to serve a probation violation warrant at a residence on East Agnew Avenue when they saw Perella leaving the home out the back door.
Police say Perella did not listen to an officer’s verbal commands, and he ran back into the residence and hid inside an apartment. A man and his 3-year-old daughter were in the home at the time. They left through a window.
“Basically, what happened is SWAT mobilized, they hailed [Perella] to come out several times, he refused,” said police spokeswoman Sonya Toler. “They went to another level of action, which involved sending a K-9 in and they let him know, this is what we’re about to do, and our actor surrendered.”
Police took Perella into custody just before 10 p.m.
Streets in the area had to be blocked off during the standoff as a safety precaution
Perella was wanted on several probation violations and now faces extra charges of flight to avoid apprehension and endangering the welfare of a child.
Toler says a warrant has also been obtained for 34-year-old William Poullos on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child due to the deplorable conditions of the apartment where Perella was hiding.