Police: Armed robbery in Beechview leads to standoff in Mt. Oliver; suspect in custody
An armed man who police believe robbed a discount store in Beechview at about noon Wednesday was taken into custody after a short standoff in Mt. Oliver Borough, a Pittsburgh police spokesman said.
The standoff closed a section of Brownsville Road for about an hour, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesman Chris Togneri.
The man was being questioned by police but hasn’t yet been charged, Togneri said.
The man, who police said was armed, is suspected of robbing the Dollar Eagle Discount store in the 2500 block of Beechview Road, police said. Police tracked him to the 100 block of Brownsville Road where he went into an apartment to hide from police.
The Pittsburgh SWAT team, Mt. Oliver police, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office and FBI responded and evacuated the building.
The man was taken into custody and no one was hurt, Togneri said.
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