Man ar­rested af­ter SWAT call­out in Stan­ton Heights

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - Local news - By An­drew Gold­stein

Pitts­burgh Post-Gazette

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.

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