Man arrested after SWAT callout in Stanton Heights
Pittsburgh police arrested a man Wednesday in connection with a standoff at a home in Stanton Heights.
Corey Yurko, 29, of Stanton Heights was charged with simple assault and terroristic threats.
About 1:30 p.m., police went to a home in the 5500 block of Celadine Street to arrest Mr. Yurko on a warrant stemming from domestic violence charges and a protection-from-abuse order violation.
Police said they believed Mr. Yurko was in the home and reportedly had access to weapons. City police spokeswoman Alicia George said Mr. Yurko “made some comments” to family members that prompted authorities to call in the SWAT team.
The team eventually entered the house to try to find Mr. Yurko, but when they searched the home he was not there. The house was empty and officers did not recover any weapons, police said.
Police said after clearing the SWAT situation about 5:30 p.m., they worked with relatives of Mr. Yurko to try to assure a peaceful resolution.
Later Wednesday, police learned that Mr. Yurko was at a relative’s home in the 1400 block of Woodbine Street. Mr. Yurko surrendered without incident.
The simple assault and terroristic threats charges stemmed from an existing arrest warrant, according to police, who added that more charges are pending.