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Standoff Involving Father, Child Ends Peacefully

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via YellowBrix

March 28, 2011

O’HARA, PA – A lengthy police standoff in O’Hara that followed a child custody dispute ended peacefully Sunday afternoon.

Emergency dispatchers had said authorities had surrounded a Linwood Avenue home in which a man had barricaded himself with his 7-year-old child.

A dispatch supervisor said the incident began shortly after midnight when a child welfare caseworker alerted authorities of a heated custody dispute at the O’Hara home.

Local police responded, then at about 4:30 a.m., they requested the assistance of SWAT officers. The standoff ended around 8 a.m. with no injuries, and the boy was handed over to a grandmother, police said.

The man’s wife and other children had left the house before the incident, according to police.

The father’s name has not been released.


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    RetCincyDisp

    over 3 years ago

    164 Comments

    Very good job done with no one physically hurt. I hope the children have no emotional problems as a result of the incident. These parents should remember that children learn from what they see.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Thank God the Kid is physically ok. Hopefully he doesnt try this when he has a kid.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11194 Comments

    No injuries or deaths is the best ending to a potentially bad incident !!!

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    dolphinblue

    over 3 years ago

    42980 Comments

    Good job.

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14618 Comments

    This is always the best outcome! Great job guys.

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10608 Comments

    Good job.

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42222 Comments

    Glad no kids or Cops were hurt. Good Police work by all.

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