Man Barricades Himself In Mt. Oliver Home, Throws Bricks At Police

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MT. OLIVER (KDKA) — A man barricaded himself inside his Mt. Oliver home and threw bricks at police Saturday night.

You could hear the sounds and see the bright lights from flash bangs thrown at a house on Ormsby Avenue in Mt. Oliver. That’s because Joseph Sadar, 49, barricaded himself inside.

“He got to the top of the steps and started throwing bricks at officers as they were entering the house,” said Mt. Oliver Police Chief Matthew Juzwick.

Allegheny county’s SWAT team was called to help out. Eventually, both Mt. Oliver police and the SWAT team were able to arrest Sadar who lives at the home with his grandmother.

He was still on the second floor and was hiding behind the railing on the steps.

“He then stood up and ran toward the front bedroom of house and cornered the front bedroom then was taken into custody,” Juzwick said.

Police initially went to a house to serve what’s called a 302 warrant which is for mental health.

After the arrest, police went inside the home to gather evidence and found a lot of things.

“Once inside, I did notice kitchen knifes all throughout the bedroom and more bricks at the top of the steps. I do think he had some tools and a small knife in pocket,” said Juzwick.

None of the officers were injured during today’s SWAT situation.

Sadar faces two counts of aggravated assault and one count of resisting arrest.

Sadar was taken to Mercy Hospital to get checked out. He will later be taken to the Allegheny County Jail if medical professionals at Mercy Hospital determine him medically fit.

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