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Wilmerding Suspect At Large, Considered Dangerous

WILMERDING (KDKA) --A Wilmerding standoff suspect who is on the run is considered armed and dangerous.

A warrant was issued for Jonathan Deans. He is accused of pistol whipping the woman, and then allegedly pointing a gun at her 11-year-old daughter's head.

Deans is on parole for federal drug and gun charges.

Police officers and the SWAT team were called to the 200-block of Welsh Avenue around 1 a.m. Thursday for a reported domestic dispute at a woman's home.

"Her husband struck her with a gun above the eye," Chief Vincent DiCenzo, of the North Versailles Police Department, said.

Authorities say Deans ran from the scene to a third-floor apartment across the street, that's where the standoff happened. The structure is a three-story building with multiple apartments.

The SWAT Team used flash bag grenades and tear gas grenades trying to get him out.

Several people had to be evacuated from those apartments first, including a pregnant woman. No injuries were reported.

The owner of that third-floor apartment, identified as Michael Roscov, was taken into police custody; however, he is not facing any charges.

He told police he was asleep the whole time.

"All that activity that's going on, you have police, fire departments, you have SWAT teams – I would think you would – and everything's all lit up – I think know," Chief DiCenzo said.

Police say Deans has been calling his wife and threatening her. He's also threatening a woman described as a girlfriend.

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