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UPDATE: November SWAT Incident in Brentwood

Christopher Lyons is in the courts system.

UPDATE: Christopher Lyons had a pretrial conference at the Allegheny County Courthouse on July 20 to face the charges of prohibited use of a firearm, making terroristic threats and aggravated assault. He will now face a non-jury trial for those charges at the same location, beginning on Sept. 21.

A Brentwood Borough man has been indicted on one count of bank robbery in connection with a November holdup in Moon Township.

Following an investigation by  and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Christopher Lyons, 32, of 103 Beisner Ave., was charged in federal court on April 25 with robbing a  inside of a of $1,140.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Following the November robbery, investigators confronted Lyons during an armed standoff in Brentwood after tracing the license plate number of a black Cadillac Escalade spotted by witnesses on Ohio River Boulevard.

Authorities said that Lyons underwent surgery at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh after he stabbed himself in the neck, wrist and leg during the standoff. Moon police said that the standoff began after they arrived with a warrant to search Lyons' home on Beisner Avenue, just over the  border, and that Lyons holed up inside the Beisner home after confronting officers with a gun and a knife.

to read more about that incident.

Brentwood police are charging Lyons with prohibited use of a firearm, making terroristic threats and aggravated assault. He is scheduled to face those charges at the Allegheny County Courthouse on May 8.

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cc July 30, 2012 at 05:57 AM
Robert is Christopher Lyons male or female? You used he and she for this person?
Robert Edward Healy, III July 30, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Oops! Typo. Thank you, cc. Lyons is a male.
NB resident July 30, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I didn't see the word "she" once in the article
Bill Antantis July 30, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Is her being charged for aggravating assault on himself?? Is that a crime...Didnt say he assaulted anyone else but himself so just wondering ??
cc July 30, 2012 at 03:29 PM
NB resident Rob already changed it why you don't see it now.
cc July 30, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Bill if you go the the article here http://baldwin-whitehall.patch.com/articles/nearby-brentwood-suspect-identified-faces-gun-charge-after-moon-bank-holdup , second paragraph it says that "in Brentwood, just over the Whitehall Borough border, and that Lyons holed up inside the Beisner home after confronting officers with a gun and a knife."
Robert Edward Healy, III July 30, 2012 at 03:58 PM
I guess we'll see if that charge holds up in court.
Robert Edward Healy, III July 30, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Correct. Typo fixed.
Robert Edward Healy, III July 30, 2012 at 03:59 PM
You can call me "Bob."
Margaret French July 30, 2012 at 04:30 PM
He assaulted the police. Assault means to attempt to hurt and battery means actually doing it.
Bill Antantis July 30, 2012 at 04:35 PM
It just said he confronted them...not assaulted them and only one seemed injured was him...Confronting and assaulting not the same tho...but charge away sounds like a bad seed
Margaret French July 30, 2012 at 05:05 PM
From what I understand confronting them with a knife would be the same as assault. Battery is added on when the knife is actually used on the person assaulted. JMHO
Robert Edward Healy, III July 30, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Let's be careful not to copy-and-paste such large excerpts of other websites' work please.
Margaret French July 30, 2012 at 05:25 PM
ok, sorry.
Robert Edward Healy, III July 30, 2012 at 05:28 PM
No biggie.
Bill Antantis July 30, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I did not know just showing them a weapon was assault. Good info if true.
Margaret French July 30, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Yep. I had pasted the explanation of both with a link to the legal website but it was too long so Bob deleted it. It said that even if you are 50 feet away and point a fake gun at someone it is still assault. I do know if you even say you have a gun during an armed robbery it is considered armed.. also if it is a fake gun it is still armed robbery.

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