Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Man Waving a Pistol Eludes Police in Brookline

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Man Waving a Pistol Eludes Police in Brookline

Article excerpt

Police chased but failed to apprehend a man Sunday who was waving a pistol aas they pursued him in an alleyway behind houses along the 1500 block of Chelton Avenue, Brookline.

About 5:35 p.m., police, a SWAT team and negotiators were sent to a house on Chelton between Hobson Street and Freedom Avenue due to a domestic incident.

Upon their arrival, "they observed a female who was reportedly injured inside a home by a unnamed male," police said, noting that "the male suspect ran back into the home and refused to come out. It was determined the suspect eventually fled the structure."

A nearby resident witnessed the police chase along the alley known as Telona Way.

"Police were yelling for him to lower his weapon," said Janell Johnson, 29, who was cleaning up after a backyard cookout when a thin Caucasian man in a white T-shirt and long khaki shorts ran by with a pistol waving. …

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