WILMERDING (KDKA) –A Wilmerding standoff suspect who is on the run is considered armed and dangerous.
A warrant was issued for Jonathan Deans. He is accused of pistol whipping the woman, and then allegedly pointing a gun at her 11-year-old daughter’s head.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Best City For Baby Boomers, Housing Forecast Says
Deans is on parole for federal drug and gun charges.
Police officers and the SWAT team were called to the 200-block of Welsh Avenue around 1 a.m. Thursday for a reported domestic dispute at a woman’s home.
“Her husband struck her with a gun above the eye,” Chief Vincent DiCenzo, of the North Versailles Police Department, said.
Authorities say Deans ran from the scene to a third-floor apartment across the street, that’s where the standoff happened. The structure is a three-story building with multiple apartments.
The SWAT Team used flash bag grenades and tear gas grenades trying to get him out.READ MORE: 33-Year-Old Man In Jail, Facing Charges Of Sexual Assault
Several people had to be evacuated from those apartments first, including a pregnant woman. No injuries were reported.
The owner of that third-floor apartment, identified as Michael Roscov, was taken into police custody; however, he is not facing any charges.
He told police he was asleep the whole time.
“All that activity that’s going on, you have police, fire departments, you have SWAT teams – I would think you would – and everything’s all lit up – I think know,” Chief DiCenzo said.
Police say Deans has been calling his wife and threatening her. He’s also threatening a woman described as a girlfriend.MORE NEWS: Winter Weather Prompts Opening Of Warming Centers
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