Armed suicidal man surrenders after O'Hara elementary school lockdown
Police arrested an armed man who caused a school lockdown in O'Hara on Monday morning. They described the suspect as suicidal.
The man surrendered to police at about noon along Kittanning Pike near Collinwood Drive.
His identity wasn't immediately available. Police found a handgun nearby.
Police said the man had been pointing the weapon at himself. When they approached, he told them to stay away.
Kerr Elementary School in the Fox Chapel Area School District was locked down while police tried to apprehend the man about a quarter-mile from the elementary school.
School district spokeswoman Bonnie Berzonski said the district was alerted to the situation by Allegheny County emergency dispatch. The man was described only as white and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Apollo to improve safety
- PennDOT, Pa. Game Commission give falcons new nest in Tarentum
- Record-breaking temps could make February the coldest one since 1979
- 3 charged with selling heroin that killed Lower Burrell woman
- Oakmont hit-run probed
- Student suicide brings issue of bullying to fore in New Kensington-Arnold
- Leechburg man charged with molesting girls, watching child pornography
- Harrison mom, boyfriend charged in abuse of young boys
- Late-night fire that gutted Springdale house not suspicious
- Teenage suspect in Leechburg killing held for trial
- Drivers survive head-on crash on Route 356 in Allegheny Township