Woman taken to Western Psych after SWAT team called to her home

By Amanda Klein | February  5, 2019

After a brief standoff with Pittsburgh police Tuesday evening a woman was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for a mental evaluation.

According to a police spokesman Zone 5 officers attempted to serve a mental health warrant on the unidentified woman at her home in the 100 block of Roup Avenue, shortly after 5 p.m.

The woman refused to allow police to enter the residence and started acting erratically. “The woman has a history of barricading,” the spokesman said.  She continued to talk to police while standing “dangerously close to a second floor window and at times leaned out of the window.”

The SWAT team was called to the scene around 5:30 p.m. and by 6:30 p.m., police were able to safely take her into custody without any injuries.

The woman was transported to UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital by police, according to the spokesman.

Amanda Klein can be contacted at amanda.klein@grantstreetnews.com

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