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Police: Armed standoff in Brookline ends peacefully

Emily Balser

A SWAT standoff Thursday morning involving a man who was being served a warrant in Brookeline ended peacefully, authorities said.

The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. when Allegheny County Police Department detectives said they tried to serve an arrest warrant to Scott Michael Kundar, 44, of the 1000 block of Brookeline Blvd.

Scott had been charged with harassment and stalking after he was accused of making a series of threatening phone calls to the county’s Department of Human Services, according to a county police press release.

When detectives arrived at Kundar’s house he told police he was armed, unwilling to surrender and holding a hostage, police said.

Allegheny County and Pittsburgh police SWAT responded to the scene where hostage negotiators tried to talk to Kundar. Officers said they evacuated another resident of the apartment building to safety during the negotiations.

Eventually officers determined Kundar had no hostages and he eventually peacefully surrendered after officers sent two rounds of pepper spray, into the apartment.

Officers searched his home and found weapons, but no firearms.

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