An alleged domestic dispute between a man and a woman early Tuesday morning quickly escalated after the man pulled out a gun and attempted to flush a 6-week old baby down a toilet.
The woman and baby fled from the apartment and called police. They were subsequently taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The incident occurred in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA and prompted a police SWAT team to respond to the scene.
The suspect at first refused to exit the home; however, after speaking with police negotiators he surrendered and was taken into custody.