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Pittsburgh man faces charges after holding man in car at gunpoint

Megan Guza
| Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
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A Pittsburgh man accused of holding a man in a car at gunpoint and sending police on a brief chase that ended in a crash in the city's Point Breeze neighborhood faces numerous charges.

Trevonte Eggleton, 22, is charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, unlawful restraint, simple assault, reckless endangerment and carrying a firearm without a license, court records show.

The incident began about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday when someone called 911 to report an armed man in the back of a vehicle forcing another man to drive, Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

According to the criminal complaint, the driver picked up Eggleton, who argued with a second passenger and then pulled a gun, Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV reported. Eggleton robbed the passenger, police said.

When he heard police sirens, Eggleton pointed the gun at the driver's head and told him to keep driving, the TV station reported.

A two-minute chase ensued before the driver crashed into a parked car on Thomas Boulevard, Toler said.

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