PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WKBN) — CBS affiliate KDKA in Pittsburgh is reporting that a suspect in an active shooter situation near Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon is dead after a six-hour long standoff.
KDKA reports that police were on the scene of what they’ve described as an “active shooting situation” in Garfield, where a man was barricaded within a home.
A social media post by Pittsburgh Public Safety said people were being evacuated from homes in the 4800 block of Broad Street, near UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, who took to social media stating that there is no direct threat to patients, staff or visitors and that enhanced security is in place.
If residents are still inside their homes within the evacuation area, authorities urge them to call 911 and an officer will help guide them to safety.
The sheriff’s office told KDKA the suspect turned violent and started shooting when deputies went to the address to serve an eviction notice.
A spokesperson for the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office told KDKA that a sergeant who was leading the detail at the scene was injured while avoiding the incoming gunfire. He was not seriously injured and is expected to be okay, officials said.
It is reported that “hundreds” of rounds were fired and the suspect shot down two police drones.
Pittsburgh Public Safety first informed the public to avoid the area at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The City of Pittsburgh Police have control of the active scene and state they will turn it over to Pennsylvania State Police at its conclusion. The FBI, bomb squad, and Pittsburgh Police SWAT are on scene as well, KDKA reports.