PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A suspect has surrendered to police, ending a SWAT situation Tuesday afternoon in the city’s Spring Garden section.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Officer Richard Howe Dies Of COVID-19 Complications, City Says
Police and the SWAT team were called to the 1200 block of High Street around 4 p.m. over reports of someone barricaded inside a home.
Officials say officers were trying to serve a warrant at the home to Necoma Salvatore for a prior domestic situation. Police say Salvatore locked himself inside his house with his two daughters.READ MORE: Pa. Supreme Court Says Gun Rights Groups Can Sue Municipalities That Enact Gun Safety Laws In Violation Of State's Preemption Laws
That’s when the heavy police presence was called in.
The SWAT situation has been cleared and Necoma Salvatore is in custody. This was on High Street in Spring Garden. Police were trying to serve a warrant when they say he wouldn’t open the door. His two daughters were inside. @CBSPittsburgh #KDKA pic.twitter.com/U0h1bmkW4w
— Amy Wadas (@AmyWadas) January 23, 2018
But Salvatore surrendered a short time later and is now in police custody. He was not armed.
“The subject closed the door, would not come out, children were inside,” said Pittsburgh Police Duty Commander Renee Kacsuta. “That became a hostage situation. Our SWAT team was nearby training. They responded very quickly. The SWAT situation was resolved without incident and Mr. Salvatore surrendered.”MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Tornado Warnings Issued For Multiple Local Counties, Including Allegheny And Washington Counties
No injuries were reported.