Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Police Seek Man Accused of Holding Woman Hostage, Assaulting Grandchild

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Police Seek Man Accused of Holding Woman Hostage, Assaulting Grandchild

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Allegheny County Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Wilkinsburg man who faces a long list of charges in an incident early Sunday in which a woman was held hostage in her apartment and one of her grandchildren was assaulted.

County police identified the suspect as Johnny Johnson, 25, of Franklin Avenue. Police said Johnson fled before police arrived.

According to a criminal complaint, Wilkinsburg police responded at 2:07 a.m. to a woman screaming for help in an apartment in the 1200 block of Wood Street.

The woman told police she was being pistol-whipped while her three grandchildren were there.

The complaint said Johnson, a family friend who called the woman to see whether he could visit, tied her up with the intention of robbing her. …

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