One Taken Into Custody After Beechview SWAT Situation

BEECHVIEW (KDKA) — A man is in custody Thursday evening following a SWAT situation in Beechview.

It happened at a home in the 1300-block of Methyl Street near the intersection of Methyl and Bayonne Avenue.

Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Simcox, of Beechview, was taken into custody after a domestic incident that began Thursday afternoon when Simcox allegedly refused to let his girlfriend leave the house.

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“The male individual inside the house held his girlfriend essentially captive inside the residence,” Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman Emily Schaffer said. “At some point, he was outside firing shots into the air.”

Schaffer said the girlfriend and her 2-year-old child were able to escape the residence uninjured. The girlfriend then called police.

SWAT units were called to the scene around 7:40 p.m. because authorities were told Simcox had weapons inside the home.

Police outside repeatedly told Simcox to come outside with his hands in the air. Schaffer says he did eventually come out of the house just after 8:45 p.m., and he was taken into custody without incident.

Simcox is facing charges of strangulation, unlawful restraint, simple assault and terroristic threats.

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