- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 4, 2009

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police say a man opened fire on officers responding to a domestic disturbance call, injuring four of them, some seriously. He then barricaded himself in the home.

Police spokeswoman Diane Richard says police are unable to reach one of the wounded officers because the man in the house is still armed and the area isn’t secure. She declined to be specific on the extent of the officers’ injuries.

Richard says the officers were called to the home in the Stanton Heights neighborhood at about 7 a.m.

She says a family member is believed to be with the gunman in the home. State, county and city police are at the scene along with a SWAT team and a state police helicopter.

Richard says police negotiators are trying to persuade the gunman to surrender.


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